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Melli O'Brien






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Mindfulness With Curiosity and Wonder

Learn how to bring curiosity, vitality, joy and wonder into your meditation and into your life.

So becoming settled in

for this meditation.

Allowing your eyes to gently close.

And as a support to arriving here

a little more fully, just taking

three deep, slow, full breaths now.

So breathing in, and really filling

the lungs with air on the inhale.

And then exhaling, and can you

get a sense of allowing any

tension or tightness to soften?

As you let go of the breath,

just letting go of that tension.

And two more breaths in the same way.

Letting go of the breath on the

exhale, letting go of any tension

in the body as best you can.

And as you exhale, just let go

of any control of the breath now.

Just letting the breath fall

into its own natural rhythm.

I continuing to tune into the

feeling of the breath in the body.

Feeling the flow of the breathing.

And can you get a sense of feeling

the breath in the body now as if

it was the first breath you ever

felt, or maybe the last breath

you were ever going to breathe?

So meeting the breath with

this curiosity, this openness.

Noticing everything you can about

the experience of breathing.

Just letting it absorb your attention.

So the breath is something we so

easily take for granted and overlook,

but isn't it a miracle that right now

the body is breathing and it would be

false to say that you are breathing.

The body's breathing for you.

It's keeping you alive with it's gentle

rhythmic flow into and out of the body.

And each breath is completely

unique and it's also fleeting.

It'll only be breathed once.

So seeing if you can

feel each breath fully.

And each moment of our lives,

just like each breath, is unique

and repeatable and fleeting.

Each moment will only be lived once.

So by bringing curiosity and

wonder back into our moments,

we live our lives more fully.

So perhaps making an intention

to bring curiosity out of this

practice and into your life today.

Knowing that when you do that, you also

invite in vitality, upliftment, and joy.

So as this practice finishes,

taking a deep breath in.

And as you let it go, begin

to wriggle fingers and toes.

And when you're ready, opening the eyes.

And wishing you ease and

happiness in the day ahead.

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