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Driving Home

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However you're getting home tonight. Your priority has to be your own safety and that of the people around you. So make sure you're fully aware of your surroundings as we do this exercise together. So heading home from work today, hopefully you had a a good day at work but whatever kind of day you had, it's very easy to although the body has left the place where we work, very often, our mind remains there. It gets caught, it gets stuck on a repetitive loop of things that went well things that perhaps didn't go so well conversations that we might've had and perhaps even sort of anticipating things that might be coming up down the line, but as much as possible we want to try and let go of those things. Not because they are bad in any way but because we want to experience being present in life right now. So much of our life is spent at work, it's really important that we're able to transition in a way that when we do get home, we feel like we're in a place where we can begin to rest rather than waiting till we get home allowing all of that conversation to continue in our mind and then deciding to let it go, instead actually showing up at home. Now we might be going home on our own and spending time with ourselves. And of course, that's just, that's just the nicer situation for ourselves. Not to be sitting there with a mind, really busy with all the thoughts of the day at work, but we may also be going home to a home with other people in it who have probably had a very different kind of day who would probably like us to be more present with them and with what's been going on in their life rather than caught up in our own thoughts about what's been going on in our day. So it's really important that we use this transition that we use this time of commuting home of traveling home to transition, to let go, to put down all the things that have been going on. And instead, just to practice being present. Again the thoughts are normal. They're natural. We don't have to try and push them away. We don't have to try and get rid of them. Instead, we're just gonna create an environment in which we can become more aware of them. And in becoming more aware of them, we're more able to let them go. So driving home today. Hopefully it was a good day. Hopefully you're feeling positive as you head home but whatever kind of day that you've had there's a pretty good chance that there'll be a certain amount of pent up sort of effort or momentum in the body and the mind for most of us that's just the way we work, the way we are in the world the way we've been...


TypeMindful Activity
Duration10 min

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