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The Process of Transformation

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about transformation.

Specifically, I want to speak to the

process of going through a transformation,

when you feel like you're growing

in some way, but it's quite painful.

There's often a sense of

restlessness, unease and uncertainty.

And it's clear that you're

in a transition of sorts.

We can think of this as the transition

between a caterpillar and a butterfly.

There's this in-between stage where

you're no longer a caterpillar, but you're

not quite yet a butterfly with wings.

And you sort of just feel

stuck in this place of limbo.

But even though your form is

not known to you yet and there's

this feeling of hurry up.

There's still great change and

growth happening beneath the surface.

And a lot of these moments when we're

in these transitions, the most we can

do is just give that process space.

You're transitioning from

one belief system to another.

It will feel difficult.

Do I believe this or this?

What do I believe anymore?

Everything comes into question.

What can I trust?

This can be the nature of transitioning,

of growing, of transforming.

Give it space.

Just be present to what's arising.

Remember you can't control what's arising.

All you can do is be an observer

to what is true right now.

This is also true for when we're

processing deep emotions that maybe were

repressed for a long period of time.

We start becoming more present.

Maybe we're engaging in

a meditation practice.

And things that were beneath the

surface start to come to the surface.

They can feel disorienting and may make

us want to go back to the way things were

before, even though there was something

about that, that wasn't fully satisfying.

Or maybe then we want to accelerate

the process, but we know that

that has its own on journey.

Give it space.

My main invitation to you here.

If you're experiencing something

like this, and even in the future

when you may experience something

like this, is just to recognize

that this is the process of growth.

And while certain people may give

you tips and tricks to try and get

out of it or to think positive.

And while some of these tips may be

useful at times, often, what we most

need is the space and the permission

to feel what we're feeling and to

surrender to this inner transformation.

At the very least, know that we

support you in this process here at

Mindfulness.com and we're thinking of you.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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