Try for freeTry for free
CoursePro | Level 7

Pro | Level 7

Let go of your thinking mind and discover a natural place of compassion and empathy.

Try 14 days free

Better mental health starts with Headspace. Unrivaled expertise to make life feel a little easier, using guided meditations, mindfulness tips, focus tools, sleep support, and dedicated programs.

Try 14 days free
Better mental health starts with Headspace

Hi, welcome back to pro packs into session one of level seven. So in level six, we were looking at our attachment to our sense of identity. And as we move into level seven, we're gonna look at how that can influence our ability to discover and rest in the place of compassion that exists within us all. Obviously, the more attached we are to our identity, the more focus there is on self, and the more focused we are on ourself, the less able we are to look outside of ourselves and to be present with those around us. But ultimately, there's a place where we can even sort of transcend that as an idea. There's no longer this separation between self and other. And when we sit to practice, as we live our lives, there is simply a sense of being present, and being present so that we are able to benefit everyone, ourselves included. No longer seeing is something separate and no longer seeing it as a strategy, something that we have to think our way through. In letting go of the thinking mind, we discover a place where there's a natural sort of place of compassion and empathy, but we don't have to think it through or we don't have to consider or expect anything in return. So that's gonna be our focus in level seven. How do we let go of that sort of sense of focus on just ourselves? And in doing so, how can we transcend thought so we spend more time in that place of compassion, bringing a sort of a warmer quality to our practice and to our life? All you need to do right now, though, is to get yourself comfortable. We're gonna start in the usual way with some big deep breaths. And just in your own time now, just bringing that attention back to the body, that sensation of contact and weight. And whenever you feel ready, just gently opening the eyes again. There's always at the end of these meditations, just taking a moment to notice how you feel and just putting in the intention to not only come back to this on a regular basis, but also just to remind yourself of that intention that we went into today's practice with, not being too focused on the self. And we're gonna go into this over the next few days. And I think very often due to the nature of our attachment to identity and self, very often this can feel a little uncomfortable and we might be well, but I have very specific reasons for doing this and I don't want to let go of those reasons. And the good news is we don't have to. We can still be aware of why it is we started meditation, why we came to meditation, and why on any given specific day we might be sitting down to practice, but it's in becoming aware of that that we...


# of sessions10
Duration10-20 min

About your teachers

  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

    More about Andy
  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

    More about Eve
  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

    More about Dora
  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

    More about Kessonga
  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

    More about Rosie
Your lifelong guide to better mental health

Your lifelong guide to better mental health

Stress, sleep, and all the challenging emotions — care for your mind with the everyday mental health app that's shown to make a difference.

Try 14 days free
Look After Your Mind

Look after your mind

Proven guided meditations and programs to help you stress less, sleep more soundly, and better navigate life’s challenges

Science Backed


Studies show that using Headspace for 30 days can reduce stress, increase resilience, and improve overall well-being

Explore Content

Explore 1000+ 
expert-led exercises

Access our library of meditations, breathing exercises, and guidance videos for stress, sleep, focus, everyday anxiety , parenting, and more.

Member reviews

Hear from some of our members

Your app brings so much peace and tolerance to our home.




Changing my thoughts has allowed me to change my life.




The stress and loneliness courses … taught me how to comfort myself.




Headspace provides me with … a connection to myself, and a disconnection from negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations.




More to explore

Beginning Meditation


Reframe Stress and Relax


New and Popular


Becoming a Mindful Parent

    • Terms & conditions
    • Privacy policy
    • Consumer Health Data
    • Your privacy choices
      Privacy Choices Icon
    • CA Privacy Notice
  • © 2024 Headspace Inc.
  • Terms & conditions
  • Privacy policy
  • Consumer Health Data
  • Your privacy choices
    Privacy Choices Icon
  • CA Privacy Notice