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Dwell on Your “Cans”

Cory Muscara






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Dwell on Your “Cans”

In this meditation, we practice focusing on our strengths instead of our weaknesses, flooding our mind with everything we appreciate about ourselves.

Let's start by settling

into a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting down,

lying down or standing.

If it feels okay to do so,

you can close your eyes.

And we'll take a deep breath

together to settle in.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax.

Letting the shoulders be at ease.

As well as the hands and the belly.

As your body settles in, you can let your

breath come back to its natural rhythm.

And see if you can feel yourself settling

in a little more deeply to this moment.

Today's practice is about orienting

yourself toward what you can do

rather than what you can't do.

In other words, we're

going to dwell on our cans.

Over the next few minutes, I'm

going to give you an opportunity to

ruminate about everything you can do.

And it might be simple things like

being able to take a sip of water,

turning a door knob, driving a car.

Your cans are going to be

different than someone else's.

And the idea is to start to change

the narrative in our mind to one of

appreciation, even for the subtle

things, rather than being so caught up in

everything we can't do or are no good at.

So it take some time in

silence to reflect on this.

And as always it's okay to feel good.

So if you start enjoying

it, it's all right to smile.

I'll talk to you in a few minutes.

Have fun with it.

As we come to the close

of this meditation, let's

take one more deep breath.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

And when you're ready, you

can open your eyes again.

Great job today.

Hopefully you feel a little better.

As always, it's okay if you don't.

But a common side effect of focusing on

everything you're good at and everything

you can do is that we do start to feel

a little bit better about ourselves.

But it might also be something

you need to practice.

So as you go about your day and you

notice yourself dwelling on your

can'ts, see if you can switch that

so you start dwelling on your cans.

I know it's a little bit corny,

but it's a powerful training and

a very simple one that can really

shift how we live our lives.

So you're doing great.

Thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you soon and

until then, take care.

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