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The Magic of Neutral Moments

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Hey, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the value of tuning into, and even appreciating, the neutral moments of our life. So one can argue that all experiences fall into three general categories, pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral. We're often most sensitive to the first two, pleasant and unpleasant. Primarily because we're evolutionarily wired to scan our environment for the things we want and the things we don't want.

But what about those neutral moments? Chances are a great number of your moments fall into this category. They're not particularly pleasant, not particularly unpleasant. They just are. Maybe you're having a moment like that right now. But what if you made the intention to bring more mindfulness into those neutral moments? I think one of the things we often forget about a neutral moment is that it's not just neutral, but it also represents the absence of all of the things that we're often trying to push away from.

So there's something there that we can actually appreciate and savor. And instead of moving through those moments quickly, looking for the next great thing, what would it be like to drop in to bring more presence there? The interesting thing that happens is once we do, those neutral moments, often turn a little bit more pleasurable. So as you go about your day today, see what your relationship to neutrality is. Does your mind sort of check out? Are you looking for the moment to be better? Do you go on automatic pilot? And instead, maybe you can appreciate those neutral moments as much as you might a good moment. We'll do some more of this in the meditation.

As always, thank you for your practice. I'll talk to you soon and take care.

Cory Muscara

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The Magic of Neutral Moments

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 the value of tuning into, and even appreciating, the neutral moments of our life. So one can argue that all experiences fall into three general categories, pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral. We're often most sensitive to the first two, pleasant and unpleasant. Primarily because we're evolutionarily wired to scan our environment for the things we want and the things we don't want.

But what about those neutral moments? Chances are a great number of your moments fall into this category. They're not particularly pleasant, not particularly unpleasant. They just are. Maybe you're having a moment like that right now. But what if you made the intention to bring more mindfulness into those neutral moments? I think one of the things we often forget about a neutral moment is that it's not just neutral, but it also represents the absence of all of the things that we're often trying to push away from.

So there's something there that we can actually appreciate and savor. And instead of moving through those moments quickly, looking for the next great thing, what would it be like to drop in to bring more presence there? The interesting thing that happens is once we do, those neutral moments, often turn a little bit more pleasurable. So as you go about your day today, see what your relationship to neutrality is. Does your mind sort of check out? Are you looking for the moment to be better? Do you go on automatic pilot? And instead, maybe you can appreciate those neutral moments as much as you might a good moment. We'll do some more of this in the meditation.

As always, thank you for your practice. I'll talk to you soon and take care.

Cory Muscara

4.7

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