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The Comparing Mind

Cory Muscara






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The Comparing Mind

In this meditation, we'll practice letting go of our comparisons to other people so we can love our own journey.

Let's start by finding

a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting,

lying down or standing.

If it feels okay, you can close your eyes.

And we'll take one deep breath together.

Breathing in through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax.

The teeth don't need to be clenched.

Invite the shoulders to be at ease.

The hands and belly.

Just dropping in more deeply.

Letting go that much more.

Letting the mind be still.

The body be easeful.

The breath settling

into its natural rhythm.

And just meeting this moment and yourself

exactly as it is, and exactly as you are.

In this meditation, we're working with the

comparing mind and practicing stepping out

of all of our evaluations and judgments.

And we don't have an assessment of

the moment as good or bad, right

or wrong, and can just meet it

with pure, unfiltered awareness.

The moment is perfect as it is.

And we are perfect as we are.

Perfect, not in the sense

of good-bad kind of perfect.

Perfect, in the sense that it

can't be anything other than it is.

And there's something beautiful in being

able to meet our moments in that way.

So you're welcome to

feel your body breathing.

And just noticing sounds.

Or just simply feeling what it's

like to be alive, to be you.

But really meeting that

preciousness of that.

Letting go of the thoughts

that have the ideas and the

judgements and the assessments.

It's all just story.

It's not, we don't even

know where it comes from.

It's somebody else's thoughts.

It's your family's thoughts.

It's culture's thoughts.

It's not you.

Drop beneath it.

Drop into who you really are.

Let go of the comparing mind, and you

and this moment become a lot more okay.

Let's take one more deep breath.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

When you're ready, can invite

your eyes to open again.

Well done.

Notice when that comparing mindcomes up in your day today.

Remember, it's not you.

We don't need to be enslaved to it.

Watch it, notice it, let

it go and drop breneath it.

You're doing great.

Thank you for your practice.

Until we talk again, take care.

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