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Unwind Your Tension

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Unwind Your Tension

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about unwinding tension.

To unwind your deepest tension, in my

opinion, requires the deepest stillness.

And I'm not talking about stillness of

body, although that can certainly help.

I'm talking about stillness of being,

something deep within you that is

relating to your internal experience.

Any sense of trying to fix your tension

tends to just be another form of tension.

It's an aggression against the

part of you that lives in defense.

But more than anything, that part that's

scared, that's fearful, that's anxious,

that seems like it's creating extra

tension for you, that part needs space.

It needs time.

It needs patience.

It needs curiosity.

It needs love.

It needs grace.

And to offer that requires stillness,

requires letting go, requires just

being with it, not doing anything.

Letting yourself unwind.

And a lot of times when we go about

trying to relax or unwind some of that

deep tension that's there, we go about

it in the same way that caused that

tension to come in the first place.

We're forcing so many things in life.

We're crossing all these

things off our to-do list.

We're trying to get to the next thing.

All of which can be well and

good for periods of time.

But if that is our only

mode, we easily get wound up.

And then we come to our

meditation and we go, all right,

time to unwind this tension.

Relax, relax, relax.

And all that is, is just

another form of tension.

So my invitation to you in your

meditation practice and in your day, as

you're working to unwind some of that

deep seated tension, that could be on

a psychological level, an emotional

level, or even on a spirit level, a

soul level, we could say, give it space.

Don't try to fix it.

Don't try to force anything.

Just let yourself be.

The unwinding happens by showing up

with space, curiosity, grace, and love.

Hope that gives you something to think

about as you continue this process of

unwinding some of the deep tension that

inevitably gets accumulated through life.

Thank you for your practice and let's

settle in for today's meditation.

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