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You Don't Need to be Fixed

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Hi. Welcome back to your daily mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the happiness that comes from experiencing your innate wholeness. In other words, learning to recognize that you don't need to be fixed. When you were a baby, chances are you weren't thinking, 'Oh, I'm such a fat baby', or 'all the other babies are so much smarter and better looking than me'.

No, you just were. There was a certain kind of freedom to be yourself, to be embodied. You had permission to be human without self- judgment or critique. However, it wasn't long before we were given our first job in the world, which was to learn all the ways that we're kind of imperfect or not good enough. It happens slowly, but it happens.

We pick up a magazine. Look at the person on the front cover and then look in the mirror and think, 'How can people who look like me, aren't on the cover of magazines?' And then we might think, 'okay, I'm not attractive enough'. So we store that in our minds. Perhaps one of our parents says, you're so funny to our sibling, but they don't say it to us. And then we think, 'okay, I'm not funny'.

And we store that in our minds. Or, maybe in school, the teacher tells our classmate how good of a student they are, but they don't say it to us. And we think, 'okay, maybe I'm not smart'. And we store that in our minds. Although these kinds of interactions are normal, and some of them are helpful for us to figure out what are our strengths in the world? What are our weaknesses and what we need to adjust? The accumulation of all of these ideas can have a negative impact.

And by the time we've hit 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old, we have decades worth of judgments about all the ways we don't fit in or need to be improved in order to be accepted, loved, and happy. And so it's not uncommon to come to a mindfulness practice like this with the idea that it will somehow fix us, or it's gonna make us better than we already are. But the mindfulness I'm making here and really all of us at Mindfulness.com, is that, who you are at your core is not broken, it's fundamentally whole. And the happiness you might develop from these practices doesn't come from becoming some superior version of yourself. But rather, learning to embrace the fullness of who you are.

The many dimensions that make up you and embracing those dimensions of yourself, leading to a certain kind of integration. If we spend our entire lives trying to be something else or someone else, we'll never be at peace, eventually, we, we need to take that journey back to ourselves. So in today's meditation, we're going to do a practice that will help you embrace these dimensions of yourself and experience that happiness that comes from connecting back to your innate wholeness. Thank you for your practice. And, I'll talk to you shortly.

Take care.

Cory Muscara

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You Don't Need to be Fixed

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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Hi. Welcome back to your daily mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the happiness that comes from experiencing your innate wholeness. In other words, learning to recognize that you don't need to be fixed. When you were a baby, chances are you weren't thinking, 'Oh, I'm such a fat baby', or 'all the other babies are so much smarter and better looking than me'.

No, you just were. There was a certain kind of freedom to be yourself, to be embodied. You had permission to be human without self- judgment or critique. However, it wasn't long before we were given our first job in the world, which was to learn all the ways that we're kind of imperfect or not good enough. It happens slowly, but it happens.

We pick up a magazine. Look at the person on the front cover and then look in the mirror and think, 'How can people who look like me, aren't on the cover of magazines?' And then we might think, 'okay, I'm not attractive enough'. So we store that in our minds. Perhaps one of our parents says, you're so funny to our sibling, but they don't say it to us. And then we think, 'okay, I'm not funny'.

And we store that in our minds. Or, maybe in school, the teacher tells our classmate how good of a student they are, but they don't say it to us. And we think, 'okay, maybe I'm not smart'. And we store that in our minds. Although these kinds of interactions are normal, and some of them are helpful for us to figure out what are our strengths in the world? What are our weaknesses and what we need to adjust? The accumulation of all of these ideas can have a negative impact.

And by the time we've hit 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old, we have decades worth of judgments about all the ways we don't fit in or need to be improved in order to be accepted, loved, and happy. And so it's not uncommon to come to a mindfulness practice like this with the idea that it will somehow fix us, or it's gonna make us better than we already are. But the mindfulness I'm making here and really all of us at Mindfulness.com, is that, who you are at your core is not broken, it's fundamentally whole. And the happiness you might develop from these practices doesn't come from becoming some superior version of yourself. But rather, learning to embrace the fullness of who you are.

The many dimensions that make up you and embracing those dimensions of yourself, leading to a certain kind of integration. If we spend our entire lives trying to be something else or someone else, we'll never be at peace, eventually, we, we need to take that journey back to ourselves. So in today's meditation, we're going to do a practice that will help you embrace these dimensions of yourself and experience that happiness that comes from connecting back to your innate wholeness. Thank you for your practice. And, I'll talk to you shortly.

Take care.

Cory Muscara

4.8

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