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The Nature of Growth

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about the complicated nature of growth. The growth and healing journey has a lot of ups and downs. And when we're first getting started, especially if we're navigating a new pattern that feels really intense and deep, it can be quite disconcerting to see how long it takes for us to make a change or get oriented to a new way of being. So to help with this, I'd like to offer a metaphor or analogy you can use to think about the process of growth.

I like to think of growth and healing as putting together a puzzle, a complicated puzzle. In the beginning of a puzzle, it feels confusing, disjointed and near impossible. You'll look for edges, corners, color themes, something to orient you. As you continue though, you start to see how things connect. It starts to feel more hopeful.

You get a few pieces that are together and you start making out what the image is going to look. Like by the end, it moves quickly. It's energizing. And what seemed impossible is now very much within reach. So, if you're struggling on your journey right now, you may still be in the beginning phase of getting oriented, looking for edges, trying to find color themes.

Stay with it. Each new insight is a new connection and it becomes easier to build off of that as you go. You just start needing to find those early edges and the corners to really get some momentum. So I'm with you on the journey. Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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The Nature of Growth

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 complicated nature of growth. The growth and healing journey has a lot of ups and downs. And when we're first getting started, especially if we're navigating a new pattern that feels really intense and deep, it can be quite disconcerting to see how long it takes for us to make a change or get oriented to a new way of being. So to help with this, I'd like to offer a metaphor or analogy you can use to think about the process of growth.

I like to think of growth and healing as putting together a puzzle, a complicated puzzle. In the beginning of a puzzle, it feels confusing, disjointed and near impossible. You'll look for edges, corners, color themes, something to orient you. As you continue though, you start to see how things connect. It starts to feel more hopeful.

You get a few pieces that are together and you start making out what the image is going to look. Like by the end, it moves quickly. It's energizing. And what seemed impossible is now very much within reach. So, if you're struggling on your journey right now, you may still be in the beginning phase of getting oriented, looking for edges, trying to find color themes.

Stay with it. Each new insight is a new connection and it becomes easier to build off of that as you go. You just start needing to find those early edges and the corners to really get some momentum. So I'm with you on the journey. Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.7

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