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What Do You Actually Want?

Melli O'Brien



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What Do You Actually Want?

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

Today I'm going to propose to you a simple

experiment that will unearth and clarify

what's really important to you in life.

So the invitation is this.

Today, and if you are up for it every

day this week, see if you can find time

each day to contemplate this one simple

question for at least five minutes.

And the question is,

what do I really want?

You might like to write this on a piece

of paper and then write some answers.

You might like to just sit with this

question in quiet contemplation.

I recently did this process myself

every day for a week, first thing in

the morning, and it was incredible to

see what emerged from just asking myself

this one question really honestly.

For me, what emerged was a crystal

clear awareness of the things

that are not working for me and

precision around what the big things

were that I felt called towards.

It also really surprised me how

useful it was to keep asking

myself the same question, because

each time my answers became more

refined, more clear, more solid.

Now, of course, once we get really clear

on what it is that we really want, we can

begin to take action to move towards it.

So this kind of clarity of purpose

and values is a really beautiful

practice of mindful living as it

keeps orienting us back to what

really matters deep in our hearts.

It means we can live our

lives more intentionally,

with more purpose and meaning.

So in today's meditation, I'm going

to offer you a space for some more

time to contemplate this question.

So I invite you to settle in for that now.

And as always, thank you for

your practice and your presence

here with us in this community.

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