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How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

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What It Means To Be a Healer

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to

discuss what it means to be a healer

and why that might be relevant to you.

There are many ways people

might define a healer and those

definitions will change depending

on the kind of healing being done.

For instance, a healer in an emergency

room might be different than a

healer in a therapeutic setting.

I'm going to talk about it primarily

in the context of your psychological,

emotional, and even spiritual healing.

And I believe a healer in this

context is someone who knows how to

create a container for you to exist

as you are in all your strengths and

imperfections, so that more dimensions

of your humanness can be seen, accepted

and integrated, helping you move

toward an experience of wholeness.

And notice how this is different

than a definition that might suggest

you need to be fixed or a defining

healer as someone taking you to

some better version of yourself.

All of that can be useful and we

might have those aspirations, but the

foundation for this definition is the

belief that the deepest healing and

growth comes from making peace with

yourself on the deepest of levels.

So many of our frustrations, stressors

and complications in life come

from being at war with ourselves.

We cast parts of ourselves into the

shadows of our awareness, covering

them up with shame, which only

creates more dysfunction in our

relationships and tensions in our

psychology and our emotional landscape.

This is the power of mindfulness.

It's inviting you to meet yourself

in all your perceived goodness and

your perceived inadequacies with

curious, compassionate awareness.

And in this way, you could argue that

you're becoming a healer for yourself.

And if you are looking for healing with

another person, which is always great

and sometimes really useful, I would

just encourage you to make sure they're

also helping you to move toward this

integration that we're talking about.

It's okay to hold yourself to a high

standard, but unless we're learning

to make space for all parts of us,

we'll continue to have one foot on the

gas and then one foot on the brake.

So you're doing great.

And thank you for your practice and thank

you for becoming a healer for yourself.

Our world needs more people

doing that, in my opinion.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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