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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today, I'm going to explore the value of trusting the practice and the process of mindfulness. So when we first come to the practice of mindfulness, many of us of course have a particular aim in mind. We might want to reduce stress or anxiety or heal parts of ourselves, or perhaps overcome unhelpful habits, or just find more inner peace. And all of those benefits are common in the course of ongoing mindfulness practice.

But it's common as they are, you know, there's really no predicting exactly when and how the effects of our practice will unfold for each one of us. Now we tend to be a culture that is used to a certain amount of instant gratification. And so it's easy to become frustrated when we don't see a result quickly. But just like eating each healthy meal one time does not instantly give us more muscles, glowing skin or 10 times more energy. Each mindfulness practice cannot fast track inner peace and freedom of mind.

The results build over time. So it's really important to trust the process. It will cultivate a more healthy mind, just like you can trust that going to the gym and eating healthy will cultivate a more healthy body. Although you may have times where you feel like nothing is happening, like your practice is really just not giving you anything, not doing anything. And you may even have times when it's really hard, you kind of feel like you're going backwards.

You can rest assured that many have walked this path before you. And although there will be ups and downs, easy days and hard days, gifts and setbacks, with every single practice you cultivate a deeper awareness and a stronger mind. So the next time you feel frustrated or uncertain about your practice or you feel like it's taking too much time, remember that every single step is part of the path. Every single practice is sowing seeds of love, wisdom, and strength within you that will in time blossom into all kinds of benefits, both within you and without. So trust the practice and the process.

As always, thank you for your practice. And let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

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Trust the Process

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, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today, I'm going to explore the value of trusting the practice and the process of mindfulness. So when we first come to the practice of mindfulness, many of us of course have a particular aim in mind. We might want to reduce stress or anxiety or heal parts of ourselves, or perhaps overcome unhelpful habits, or just find more inner peace. And all of those benefits are common in the course of ongoing mindfulness practice.

But it's common as they are, you know, there's really no predicting exactly when and how the effects of our practice will unfold for each one of us. Now we tend to be a culture that is used to a certain amount of instant gratification. And so it's easy to become frustrated when we don't see a result quickly. But just like eating each healthy meal one time does not instantly give us more muscles, glowing skin or 10 times more energy. Each mindfulness practice cannot fast track inner peace and freedom of mind.

The results build over time. So it's really important to trust the process. It will cultivate a more healthy mind, just like you can trust that going to the gym and eating healthy will cultivate a more healthy body. Although you may have times where you feel like nothing is happening, like your practice is really just not giving you anything, not doing anything. And you may even have times when it's really hard, you kind of feel like you're going backwards.

You can rest assured that many have walked this path before you. And although there will be ups and downs, easy days and hard days, gifts and setbacks, with every single practice you cultivate a deeper awareness and a stronger mind. So the next time you feel frustrated or uncertain about your practice or you feel like it's taking too much time, remember that every single step is part of the path. Every single practice is sowing seeds of love, wisdom, and strength within you that will in time blossom into all kinds of benefits, both within you and without. So trust the practice and the process.

As always, thank you for your practice. And let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

4.8

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