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What Do You Want?

Melli O'Brien






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What Do You Want?

A meditation to help you get clarity of purpose and to assist you in living a more intentional and meaningful life.

So to begin with, just settling into

as comfortable a position as possible.

And lightly closing your eyes.

And drawing your awareness

into the physical body.

And just following the breath

as you take a deep breath in.

And then let it go.

Another breath like that.

Breathing in, filling the

lungs with air on the inhale.

And breathing out.

And as you breathe out, just seeing if

you can relax any tension in the body.

That's it.

One more breath like that.

Breathing in.

And breathing out, as you allow that wave

of relaxation to settle through the body.

And then just relax any

control of the breath.

Just let the body breathe now

in its own natural rhythm.

And inviting you to focus now on

some time here for contemplation.

Specifically, we're going to

contemplate a particular question.

And the purpose of taking time

out for this kind of contemplation

is to allow some space for you to

get clarity of mind on what really

matters to you so you can lead a

more intentional and meaningful life.

And the question that I invite

you to contemplate is simply this.

What do you truly want?

So just asking yourself this question

mentally here, and then just leaving

a space to see what answers arise.

And then letting this question drop even

deeper within the mind like a pebble

dropping deeper into a still, clear lake.

Just dropping the question, what is it

that you truly want deep in your heart?

What is it that truly matters to you?

Asking yourself those questions.

Allowing any answers to arise.

Just continuing for a few more moments.

Just contemplating, what do I really want?

What matters most to me?

Once we get clearer on what it is

that we really want, what really

matters, then we can begin to take

action to move towards those things.

This kind of clarity of purpose

and values is really a beautiful

practice of mindful living as it

keeps orienting us back to what truly

matters, what's truly authentic for us.

So as you go about your day today,

see if you can hold this clarity

of purpose close to your heart.

Let it guide your thoughts, speech

and actions as best you can.

And as this practice now comes towards

the end, taking a deep, slow breath in.

And as you breathe out, beginning

to wriggle the fingers and toes.

And take a moment to notice how you feel

after making this time for meditation.

And when you're ready, opening the eyes.

And wishing you a wonderful day.

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