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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? Okay. 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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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.

Duration

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

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? Okay. 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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