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Awakening Out of Autopilot Mode

In this meditation we’ll focus on developing our ability to wake up out of autopilot and return to a greater awareness of the present moment.

So just taking a moment to settle into your seat. And remembering to sit upright rather than slouching. And when you're ready, just gently closing the eyes. And now just taking three deep, slow, full breaths. So breathing in.

And breathing out. And taking two more breaths like that in your own time. And with each exhale, can you get a sense of allowing any tension or tightness in the body to soften a little and let go. A softness in the jaw. And the shoulders.

In the belly. In the whole body. And letting your breath now just return to its own natural rhythm and pace as you continue now to just stay in touch with it. Dropping your attention right inside the feeling of the breath in the belly or wherever you feel the sensations of the breath the most easily. Following the sensations of the breath as it enters the body.

And as it leaves the body. In. And out. And as you continue to follow the breath, just see if you can begin to notice if any thoughts or distractions start to pull on your attention. And see if you can have a kind, open and curious attitude to watching this attentional pull when it comes.

And as best you can just stay with the feeling of the breath instead of being pulled away from it. And from time to time, you'll probably find that you get caught up in mind wandering no problem. Each time you find yourself lost in wandering thoughts, just notice the thought that distracted you and gently land your attention back on the breath. And as this meditation begins to draw to a close, just take a deep, slow breath in. And as you exhale, just bringing small movement into the body.

Maybe wriggling fingers and toes. And take a moment to notice how you're feeling after taking this time out for meditation. When you're ready, opening the eyes. So if we've been stuck on autopilot mode a lot, we might feel that we have no choice but to be pulled around by our thoughts and emotions all the time. But we do have a choice.

And it's this ability to choose not to be pulled around how we're cultivating through mindfulness. And with time and practice, you'll be able to stay more grounded in the present moment and therefore, you'll be less reactive, more centered and more at ease as you go about your day. Well enjoy your day.

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Awakening Out of Autopilot Mode

In this meditation we’ll focus on developing our ability to wake up out of autopilot and return to a greater awareness of the present moment.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

So just taking a moment to settle into your seat. And remembering to sit upright rather than slouching. And when you're ready, just gently closing the eyes. And now just taking three deep, slow, full breaths. So breathing in.

And breathing out. And taking two more breaths like that in your own time. And with each exhale, can you get a sense of allowing any tension or tightness in the body to soften a little and let go. A softness in the jaw. And the shoulders.

In the belly. In the whole body. And letting your breath now just return to its own natural rhythm and pace as you continue now to just stay in touch with it. Dropping your attention right inside the feeling of the breath in the belly or wherever you feel the sensations of the breath the most easily. Following the sensations of the breath as it enters the body.

And as it leaves the body. In. And out. And as you continue to follow the breath, just see if you can begin to notice if any thoughts or distractions start to pull on your attention. And see if you can have a kind, open and curious attitude to watching this attentional pull when it comes.

And as best you can just stay with the feeling of the breath instead of being pulled away from it. And from time to time, you'll probably find that you get caught up in mind wandering no problem. Each time you find yourself lost in wandering thoughts, just notice the thought that distracted you and gently land your attention back on the breath. And as this meditation begins to draw to a close, just take a deep, slow breath in. And as you exhale, just bringing small movement into the body.

Maybe wriggling fingers and toes. And take a moment to notice how you're feeling after taking this time out for meditation. When you're ready, opening the eyes. So if we've been stuck on autopilot mode a lot, we might feel that we have no choice but to be pulled around by our thoughts and emotions all the time. But we do have a choice.

And it's this ability to choose not to be pulled around how we're cultivating through mindfulness. And with time and practice, you'll be able to stay more grounded in the present moment and therefore, you'll be less reactive, more centered and more at ease as you go about your day. Well enjoy your day.

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