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What Is It Like to Be You?

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, I'm going to offer you a question, one that will hopefully drop you more intimately and deeply into the present moment, especially in connection with yourself. The question is, what is it like to be you? Just notice how that lands for you as you hear it. You can connect to it in this moment. We each have a felt sense of what it's like to be ourselves.

It's a sense that only we have and no one else. We can tell other people, we can try to describe it with words, but they can't know it in the same way we can. And so in this moment, what is that felt sense? Walt Whitman said, "I am large. I contain multitudes." It's true. We have many different dimensions to who we are.

Parts of us that might be sad, parts that might be joyful, parts that are grateful, parts that are resentful. And these parts can express in different moments, but a lot of times we tend to suppress the ones that are less comfortable. And so this question is an invitation to connect to the fullness of you right now. And that's the key piece of this. What is it like to be you right now? Not tomorrow or what you want to be, not what it was like 10 minutes ago or yesterday.

But in this moment, what is the felt sense of being you? As you go about your day, this is a question that you can connect back to. It's a way to help create more space around our experience, to connect more intimately to our moment to moment internal experience. Very often were disconnected from ourselves or turning our attention outwardly, focusing on other people or other things, but here we're turning the attention inwardly and we're doing it with curiosity. The beautiful thing about curiosity is there's no judgment. It only seeks to understand, to see more clearly, to get closer.

So see what it's like to drop this into your awareness throughout the day. We'll explore it a little more in our meditation. As always, thank you for your practice and I'll talk to you soon. Take care.

Cory Muscara

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What Is It Like to Be You?

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, I'm going to offer you a question, one that will hopefully drop you more intimately and deeply into the present moment, especially in connection with yourself. The question is, what is it like to be you? Just notice how that lands for you as you hear it. You can connect to it in this moment. We each have a felt sense of what it's like to be ourselves.

It's a sense that only we have and no one else. We can tell other people, we can try to describe it with words, but they can't know it in the same way we can. And so in this moment, what is that felt sense? Walt Whitman said, "I am large. I contain multitudes." It's true. We have many different dimensions to who we are.

Parts of us that might be sad, parts that might be joyful, parts that are grateful, parts that are resentful. And these parts can express in different moments, but a lot of times we tend to suppress the ones that are less comfortable. And so this question is an invitation to connect to the fullness of you right now. And that's the key piece of this. What is it like to be you right now? Not tomorrow or what you want to be, not what it was like 10 minutes ago or yesterday.

But in this moment, what is the felt sense of being you? As you go about your day, this is a question that you can connect back to. It's a way to help create more space around our experience, to connect more intimately to our moment to moment internal experience. Very often were disconnected from ourselves or turning our attention outwardly, focusing on other people or other things, but here we're turning the attention inwardly and we're doing it with curiosity. The beautiful thing about curiosity is there's no judgment. It only seeks to understand, to see more clearly, to get closer.

So see what it's like to drop this into your awareness throughout the day. We'll explore it a little more in our meditation. As always, thank you for your practice and I'll talk to you soon. Take care.

Cory Muscara

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