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One Moment at a Time

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The mind can only be in one place at one time. It moves quickly. So it may appear otherwise. But if we're attentive, we'll find stillness in simply following the mind from one moment to the next. So for the rational mind, this can actually be quite a hard thing to accept. 'Cause the mind moves so quickly. But often we feel as though the mind can be in 100 places at once. But once we start to watch the mind, to observe the mind, to observe the way in which we pay attention, then there's a certain steadiness. No matter how busy the mind is. No matter how much is going on in our life. There's steadiness and a comfort that comes with simply observing one moment after the next. Some days it will feel as though that rhythm is very quick, as though the mind is moving quickly. Other times a little more slow. The truth is it doesn't matter. The point is to simply be present with the mind as it is, where it is, in this moment. And to let go of everything else. So just take a moment now to get comfortable. Gonna begin with the eyes open. And taking a deep breath, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. And as you breathe out, just gently closing the eyes. And in closing the eyes, becoming more aware of the physical senses. Noticing the sensation of weight, contact, pressing down. Noticing the different sounds around you. So just settling in to that space. And noticing how the body feels, where there's a sense of heaviness or lightness in the body. Now as you sit there, as you pause for a moment, just allow your attention to rest on the breath. That rising and falling sensation. Doesn't matter where you feel the movement. Just following the rising and falling sensation. You can place your hand on your stomach, if you find it easier. So every time the mind wanders off, realizing it's wandered, and just gently bringing the attention back again. That rising and falling sensation. And then just bringing the attention back now into the body, that feeling of contact, feeling of weight of the body pressing down. (indistinct) starting to notice the space around you again, any sounds, any smells. And then when you feel ready in your own time, just gently opening the eyes again....

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TypeMeditation
Duration3-20 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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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