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What Is It Like to Be You?

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What Is It Like to Be You?

In this meditation, we'll practice reconnecting to ourself with curiosity and compassion, beginning the journey of becoming our own best friend.

Let's start by finding

a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting,

standing or lying down.

If it feels okay for you,

you can close your eyes.

And we'll take one deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax.

Letting the shoulders be at ease.

And inviting the belly

and the hands to soften.

Settling into a relaxed awareness

of the present moment, not

forcing straining, tensing.

Relaxing into it.

The breath can come back

to its natural rhythm.

And we'll take a few moments just to

anchor our attention at our bellies, using

that as a focus point for our attention.

As the mind wanders, just

gently bringing it back.

As you rest in awareness, connected to

your thoughts, sensations, your body,

emotions, just opening up your awareness

to receive and connect to all of it.

And the question I invite you

to drop into your awareness

is, what is it like to be me?

What is it like to be me?

So ask yourself that question.

And see what comes up in response to it.

There's no right answer.

It's just designed to drop us into a

deeper connection with ourselves and

specifically the felt sense of who we are

that only we can know and no one else.

So I'll give you some time in silence

to run this question through your

mind, and you can say it over and

over like a mantra, you could say

a once and give it some space.

What is it like to be me?


So before we close, let's

take one deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

When you're ready, you can

invite your eyes to open again.

Great job.

So this is a meditation you can

come back to, or you can bring

this question into your awareness

throughout the day as a way to create

more space for yourself and connect

more intimately to your experience.

As always, thank you for your practice.

And until then, take care.

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