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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

Today, I'm going to talk about the

true rewards of mindfulness practice.

So I think we can kind of get to

thinking sometimes that if we're living

with awareness and compassion, that

life's just going to run smoothly

and things will go the way that

we're planning them to ,life won't be

messy anymore or difficult anymore.

We might even kind of have this feeling

that we deserve for this to be the case.

But it's not really the

way that human life works.

You know, the nature of the human

condition is that we experience pain and

difficulty as well as pleasure and ease.

We experience highs and lows, failures

and successes, conflict and peace,

regret, hope, sadness, happiness.

Mindfulness is not a magic pill

that just takes away all the

difficult stuff in our lives.

It doesn't give us, you know, a

reward in that particular way.

Now, of course, it's absolutely true

that life tends to be a lot more

balanced, harmonious, and fulfilling

when we're practicing mindful living.

But we still will at times, experience

things like sickness, unfairness,

struggles and we'll experience that

as well as wellbeing, beauty, and joy.

There'll be dark times, there'll be

light times and there'll be every single

shade in between because all of that

is part of the richness, the variety

and the color of the human experience.

And that's okay, because the

reality is we're not practicing

mindfulness to try and control

all the conditions of our life.

We're practicing so that we can meet

all of these conditions with dignity,

with wisdom and with kindness.

And we're not trying to rise above

anything in life, rather we practice

so that we can be more fully awake,

engaged, and in love with our life.

And we practice to touch the

wholeness, the goodness, and the

oneness of our true nature and what

could be more rewarding than that.

So as always thank you for your

practice and your presence here with us.

And inviting you now to begin to

settle in for today's meditation.

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