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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I'm going to

read you an excerpt from my book,

Stop Missing Your Life, How to be

Deeply Present in an Unpresent World.

And we're going to talk about how this

relates to the experience of wholeness

and moving toward more wholeness.

So in the introduction I write, "I want

us to see how, if we're always fighting,

what is present, not liking ourselves

for what we feel when we pay attention to

what we're feeling or denying ourselves

a moment of sadness in an effort to

supplant it with joy, then we're setting

ourselves up for a lifetime of tension.

Life's full range of experiences, the

joy sadness, confusion never go away.

And the deepest enlightenment

doesn't change any of that.

Instead we find more peace and ease being

with the continuous flow of it, all,

understanding that all of these parts of

us contribute to the whole of who we are."

So just notice what it's

like to hear those words.

I think sometimes on the journey of

personal development and even the

journey of mindfulness, there can be

this feeling of becoming some better

version of ourselves, trying to become

some better version of ourselves.

And while it's true that we are going

into this with the intention often

for growth and to improve some aspect

of our life, it's not as though the

enlightened endpoint that we're getting

to will be with the exclusion of all

of these different experiences, like

discomfort or confusion or sadness.

These are part of what

it means to yo be human.

The thing that shifts though, is that our

mind expands enough to be able to hold

all of these dimensions within ourselves

without constantly creating excess

tension by pushing them away, fighting

them or taking them so personally.

So I hope this is a reminder for

you on your own mindfulness journey,

that when you find yourself caught

up in this, Oh, I don't like this.

Trying to push it away in order

to get to some enlightened state.

Remember that, that experience that we're

going for happens by welcoming all of

these different parts of us and learning

to be grounded and at peace with them.

So thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you soon in the

meditation and until then take care.

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