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The Power of Curiosity

Cory Muscara






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The Power of Curiosity

In this meditation, we explore how to bring curious awareness to our moment-to-moment experience as a way to develop wisdom and self-compassion.

Let's begin our meditation by

finding a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting

,lying down or standing.

If you haven't already done so,

you can allow your eyes to close.

And we'll take one deep

breath together to settle in.

Breathing 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.

And you're just letting yourself

settle into a more attuned

kind of awareness and presence.

One where your receiving whatever is

moving through your experience, but

you're not forcing yourself to be mindful.

You're not forcing yourself to meditate.

Your breath can come back

to its natural rhythm.

And you're just allowing yourself to be.

So in this space of receptive

awareness, if you haven't already

done so, you can guide your

attention to your body breathing.

Snd we're going to invite a

quality of curiosity into the mind.

And this is a gentle,

playful, childlike curiosity.

As if we've never experienced the breath

before and we've never experienced

any of the other experiences that

can arise,like thoughts, emotions,

sounds, sensory experiences.

Just start by just feeling the breath

with this quality of curiosity.

What is it like to feel the

rhythm of the body breathing?

The ebb and the flow.

The little bit of tension you

might experience on the inhale and

then the release on the exhale.

And then it all just starts again.

As thoughts arise, it could

be curious about those.


A thought seemingly out of nowhere.

Smile at the thought and then bring that

curious attention back to this breath.

So we'll start to wind

down this meditation.

You can begin to get some

movement in your body.

And when you're ready, you

can open your eyes again.

Well done.

As you go about your day today, see

if you can bring a little bit more

of this childlike curiosity into

your moments, conversations with

other people, while you're eating

a meal, while you're watching TV.

All of it can be enhanced and the

experience can be deepened by moving

a little closer to it with curiosity.

Thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you soon.

And until then, take care.

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