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The Power of Being Present

A meditation to remind us that awareness is our true home. Sometimes we get lost in seeking, striving or rushing—but awareness is always here for us.

So if you haven't already, just settling into a comfortable position for meditation. And closing the eyes. And just taking three deep, slow, full breaths now. In. And out.

And two more breaths like that. And with each exhale, just having a sense of allowing any tension or tightness in the body to relax even just a little. And letting the whole body just settle here into your seat, and into gravity. And then just relaxing any control of the breath. Let the body breathe in its own way.

And just continue now to stay in touch with the breath. Arriving right here and now, and attending solely to the feeling of the breath, either in the belly or wherever you feel the sensations of the breadth the most easily. Allowing the feeling of the breath to be an anchor, a support in keeping you in touch with the aliveness of this moment. And taking attention now down into the soles of the feet. And just feeling the sensations there.

And feeling the sensations at the contact points between the body and the surface that you're sitting on. You might notice certain textures, temperatures, feeling of pressure. And now bringing the focus to the touch of air at the tip of the nostrils as the body continues to breathe. Maybe noticing how the breath is slightly cooler on the inhale. A little warmer on the exhale.

And opening to the sounds around you. Just taking in the song of this moment. Awareness is our true home. And sometimes we get lost in seeking, striving or rushing. Sometimes we get caught up in anxieties and worries.

But awareness is always here for us. So today, as you go about your day, just remember that if you find yourself feeling stressed or caught up in any way at all, know you can always take a moment to pause and bring your attention back to the present moment. You can do this by simply taking one mindful breath. And that's something you can do at work, waiting in line at the grocery store, stopped at a red light in traffic, anytime at all. And as you bring more presence into your moments, you'll tap into a deep reservoir of calm, wholeness and happiness from within.

And as this practice now comes towards the end, just notice how you feeling after taking time for meditation. And begin to move fingers and toes a little. And opening the eyes.

Meditation

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The Power of Being Present

A meditation to remind us that awareness is our true home. Sometimes we get lost in seeking, striving or rushing—but awareness is always here for us.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

So if you haven't already, just settling into a comfortable position for meditation. And closing the eyes. And just taking three deep, slow, full breaths now. In. And out.

And two more breaths like that. And with each exhale, just having a sense of allowing any tension or tightness in the body to relax even just a little. And letting the whole body just settle here into your seat, and into gravity. And then just relaxing any control of the breath. Let the body breathe in its own way.

And just continue now to stay in touch with the breath. Arriving right here and now, and attending solely to the feeling of the breath, either in the belly or wherever you feel the sensations of the breadth the most easily. Allowing the feeling of the breath to be an anchor, a support in keeping you in touch with the aliveness of this moment. And taking attention now down into the soles of the feet. And just feeling the sensations there.

And feeling the sensations at the contact points between the body and the surface that you're sitting on. You might notice certain textures, temperatures, feeling of pressure. And now bringing the focus to the touch of air at the tip of the nostrils as the body continues to breathe. Maybe noticing how the breath is slightly cooler on the inhale. A little warmer on the exhale.

And opening to the sounds around you. Just taking in the song of this moment. Awareness is our true home. And sometimes we get lost in seeking, striving or rushing. Sometimes we get caught up in anxieties and worries.

But awareness is always here for us. So today, as you go about your day, just remember that if you find yourself feeling stressed or caught up in any way at all, know you can always take a moment to pause and bring your attention back to the present moment. You can do this by simply taking one mindful breath. And that's something you can do at work, waiting in line at the grocery store, stopped at a red light in traffic, anytime at all. And as you bring more presence into your moments, you'll tap into a deep reservoir of calm, wholeness and happiness from within.

And as this practice now comes towards the end, just notice how you feeling after taking time for meditation. And begin to move fingers and toes a little. And opening the eyes.

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