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The Perspective Shift That Changes Everything

Cory Muscara






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The Perspective Shift That Changes Everything

In this meditation, we'll practice taking the perspective that life may be happening FOR us rather than TO us.

Let's start by finding

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.

Breathing in through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to soften.

The shoulders.

And the belly.

And you can allow any other tension in

the body that you might be holding on

to to feel as though it's melting away.

As the body relaxes, the mind can relax.

And we'll let our breath settle

back into its natural rhythm.

And let's spend a few moments, just

connecting to the breath with our

awareness as a way to stabilize our

attention and deepen our presence.

As the mind wanders, which it always will,

just give it a gentle acknowledgement.

Hello thought.

Thank you, thought.

Goodbye, thought.

And then bring that attention

right back to this breath.

This is the bicep curl for

the mind over and over.

And as you attune to the breath,

it's impossible not to feel this

life force moving through you.

You're alive right now.

The body is breathing you.

And you may start to feel the strength

that comes with that and the possibility

for how you'll show up in each

moment, the quality of presence and

the mindset that you'll bring to it.

So as you show up with presence right

now, feeling yourself breathing, feeling

your innate aliveness, seeif you can

take the perspective that life is

happening for you rather than to you.

With each breath in,

you're taking in life.

And with each breath out,

offering something back.

The breathing in is a gift.

It's an opportunity.

It's life itself.

And in each moment of our life where

receiving something, some sort of

stimulus, an experience, sometimes what

we want and sometimes what we don't want.

It's a very different experience though,

going through life with the perspective

that everything is happening for me.

There's something to learn

something to meet as a challenge

and something that might strengthen

me in ways I can't yet perceive

So take a few moments to feel

that in your presence right now.

We'll take one more

breath before we close.

In through the nose.

And out through the mouth.

When you're ready, you can open your eyes.

Well done.

As you go throughout your day,

try to infuse this perspective

shift into your presence.

Life is happening for you.

You can meet it and you can grow from it.

Thank you for your practice.And

until we talk again, take care.

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