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Hole in the Road

Ever felt like you're repeating the same patterns again and again?

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Imagine you're walking down a street. It's a street you know well, maybe one you walk down every single day. But you're so caught up in your own thinking, wondering what you're gonna have for lunch, thinking back to a conversation you had earlier, that you end up falling down a hole. Now, at the bottom of this hole, you find yourself thinking, "How did I end up here?" Worse yet, the next day, you do the exact same thing. And then again the next day. May not sound like an especially cheerful idea, but as an analogy for the mind, it's really helpful because so often we follow the same habits of mind over and over again, and so we find ourselves in an emotional hole, maybe even a place that's really painful. But imagine if you started just noticing, being more aware of your surroundings. Sure, maybe next time you'd realize a little too late and you'd still end up in the hole again. But maybe the time after that, you'd notice the hole and choose to walk around it instead. This is what it means to train the mind. This is what it means to have Headspace....


TypeExpert Guidance
Duration1 min

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  • 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.

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