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How to Find Your Ground

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about finding your ground. So I think when a lot of us think about finding a sense of groundedness, we connect that to a sense of stability, which is fair. The thing about that though, is you don't find your ground by looking for stability. You find your ground by relaxing into instability, relaxing into instability.

Even the appearance of external stability is inherently unstable. Everything is in flux, always. And so the only chance to find solid ground is to relax into the truth of this instability. And this is at the heart of meditation practice. We start to see very clearly, let everything is coming and going.

Thoughts arise and pass. Emotions come and go. Sensations come and go. Sounds come and go. Anything at the sense stores is arising, passing, changing like this constantly shifting kaleidoscope.

This is the inherent instability of life. And, you know, if you follow along with these Daily Mindfulnesses you, you know, I'll, I'll often point to that, that there's no, there's no conglomeration of experience that is going to lead to lasting happiness because it's all constantly changing. And so because of that one, we can't find happiness in any given moment that will serve as our refuge forever. But we also can't find a sense of groundedness in any given moment that's contingent upon the arrangement of that moment or a sense of stability. The best we can do, at least for a more substantial, permanent stability is to learn, to relax into this constantly changing flow of life.

How do we do this? Well, you're doing it with your meditation practice. But notice when your mind is grasping for things to be a particular way, take a breath, relax into what's here. Do your best to, to work with the external world, to help create it in a way that yes, maybe creates a little bit more stability or ease or joy pain your life. But we can't rest on that being the thing that is going to give us the ultimate stability. It might give a certain kind of stability, but everything will always be in flux.

So we also need to be doing this inner work of training our mind to bend with the moment, relax into what is here right now and expand itself to hold the fullness of what it means to be human. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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How to Find Your Ground

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 finding your ground. So I think when a lot of us think about finding a sense of groundedness, we connect that to a sense of stability, which is fair. The thing about that though, is you don't find your ground by looking for stability. You find your ground by relaxing into instability, relaxing into instability.

Even the appearance of external stability is inherently unstable. Everything is in flux, always. And so the only chance to find solid ground is to relax into the truth of this instability. And this is at the heart of meditation practice. We start to see very clearly, let everything is coming and going.

Thoughts arise and pass. Emotions come and go. Sensations come and go. Sounds come and go. Anything at the sense stores is arising, passing, changing like this constantly shifting kaleidoscope.

This is the inherent instability of life. And, you know, if you follow along with these Daily Mindfulnesses you, you know, I'll, I'll often point to that, that there's no, there's no conglomeration of experience that is going to lead to lasting happiness because it's all constantly changing. And so because of that one, we can't find happiness in any given moment that will serve as our refuge forever. But we also can't find a sense of groundedness in any given moment that's contingent upon the arrangement of that moment or a sense of stability. The best we can do, at least for a more substantial, permanent stability is to learn, to relax into this constantly changing flow of life.

How do we do this? Well, you're doing it with your meditation practice. But notice when your mind is grasping for things to be a particular way, take a breath, relax into what's here. Do your best to, to work with the external world, to help create it in a way that yes, maybe creates a little bit more stability or ease or joy pain your life. But we can't rest on that being the thing that is going to give us the ultimate stability. It might give a certain kind of stability, but everything will always be in flux.

So we also need to be doing this inner work of training our mind to bend with the moment, relax into what is here right now and expand itself to hold the fullness of what it means to be human. Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.8

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