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So welcome to day one of appreciation. Now, I think that feeling that quality of appreciation of being grateful for some thing or someone in life is something that we would all like to experience a lot more. We know the feeling we're familiar with the feeling and yet we don't seem to experience the feeling as often, as we'd like, in fact, very often. It remains as an idea, an intellectual idea. And so it can almost sound a bit cliche. Sometimes when we're talking about appreciation, of course, the experience the feeling of appreciation is anything but cliche. It helps us to feel more present in life, more connected with the people, the world around us. And ultimately it's just a really sort of heartwarming feeling. So the more familiar we can get with this feeling, then the more time we're likely to spend experiencing that feeling. But for now just take a moment to get comfortable, whether you're sat on the chair or on the floor. Just taking a moment to settle the body, and the mind before we begin. Beginning with the eyes open, looking directly ahead, a nice soft focus, just aware of the space around you in the room or wherever you are right now. And then when you're ready, taking some nice, big deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. And with the next out breath, just gently closing the eyes. Allowing the breath to return to its natural rhythm in and out through the nose. And you just settling. Through space around you, the physical sensations and the sounds And then just bringing the attention back to the body now. Just starting to get a sense, how the body's feeling right now. Sense of stillness or restlessness And sense of heaviness or lightness. And in your own time, when you're ready starting, at the top of the head just gently scanning down through the body. Just starting to notice what feels comfortable, what feels uncomfortable. The same time starting to notice the general mood that underlying sense of emotion. If there's anything particularly obvious right now. I was always just being clear about what your intention is with this exercise today, Just in a sentence or two in your own mind. Recognizing not only what it could do for you, but also for those around you. And now just gently bringing the attention back to the body. As you just settle the mind on the breath. To begin with, just getting a sense of where you feel the breath in the body. And just noticing how each breath, is a little different from the last. So as you continue follow the breath. Instead of counting the breaths as they pass, just staying with one breath after the next. Then I just like you to ask yourself a question. So just asking yourself the question, who or what do you appreciate most in your life? And there's a good...


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