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Hey, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about cultivating a calm focus. Now, when it comes to working with stressful thoughts, we do have the ability to watch those thoughts as if we were an observer to the experience, which helps create a sense of groundedness. And another strategy we can use is redirecting our attention to something else. And developing a deeper concentration there so the mind becomes more settled and tranquil.

So I'd like to walk you through a short practice that gives you a taste of what this can feel like. If you'd like you can close your eyes. Just take your hands and place it on your abdomen. As you do, you might start to notice your body breathing. And all we're going to do is for three breaths see if we can bring our full focus and awareness to an inhale and an exhale, as if this were the most important thing in the world right now.

So let's try it out. When you're ready, you can open your eyes. Great. So this was just a short exercise and it gives you a sense of what it might be like to focus with a little bit more attention, awareness, and direction. We did this for three breaths, but the longer we practice this, it's sort of like doing bicep curls for the brain.

And we're slowly developing parts of the brain that make it easier to focus and to experience calm. Now, you might have noticed that the mind can like to wander, and this is very normal. Anyone that's ever tried to meditate has gone through this experience. So we could think of the mind wandering as the weight of the dumbbell. We need the weight of the dumbbell to pull the arm down so that we can then pull it back up.

Pulls it back down,we pull it back up. Pulls it down, we pull it back up. Well, the weight of the world, the weight of your mind pull you away and then we pull it back. Pulls you away, we you pull it back. Pulls you away, we pull it back.

So this motion is a lot like, right, this motion. So we think of this as the bicep curl for the brain. Every time, the mind wanders, it's an opportunity to strengthen that capacity for focus, for attention and presence. So see if you can try this out today. You're doing great.

Thank you for your practice and I'll talk to you soon until next time, take care.

Cory Muscara

Calm Focus

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hey, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about cultivating a calm focus. Now, when it comes to working with stressful thoughts, we do have the ability to watch those thoughts as if we were an observer to the experience, which helps create a sense of groundedness. And another strategy we can use is redirecting our attention to something else. And developing a deeper concentration there so the mind becomes more settled and tranquil.

So I'd like to walk you through a short practice that gives you a taste of what this can feel like. If you'd like you can close your eyes. Just take your hands and place it on your abdomen. As you do, you might start to notice your body breathing. And all we're going to do is for three breaths see if we can bring our full focus and awareness to an inhale and an exhale, as if this were the most important thing in the world right now.

So let's try it out. When you're ready, you can open your eyes. Great. So this was just a short exercise and it gives you a sense of what it might be like to focus with a little bit more attention, awareness, and direction. We did this for three breaths, but the longer we practice this, it's sort of like doing bicep curls for the brain.

And we're slowly developing parts of the brain that make it easier to focus and to experience calm. Now, you might have noticed that the mind can like to wander, and this is very normal. Anyone that's ever tried to meditate has gone through this experience. So we could think of the mind wandering as the weight of the dumbbell. We need the weight of the dumbbell to pull the arm down so that we can then pull it back up.

Pulls it back down,we pull it back up. Pulls it down, we pull it back up. Well, the weight of the world, the weight of your mind pull you away and then we pull it back. Pulls you away, we you pull it back. Pulls you away, we pull it back.

So this motion is a lot like, right, this motion. So we think of this as the bicep curl for the brain. Every time, the mind wanders, it's an opportunity to strengthen that capacity for focus, for attention and presence. So see if you can try this out today. You're doing great.

Thank you for your practice and I'll talk to you soon until next time, take care.

Cory Muscara

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