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Find Your Happy Place

In this meditation, we'll develop our personal "happy place" through various visualizations and imagery.

Today, we're going to talk about creating an internal happy place by focusing on visualization and imagery to help elicit different emotions and states in our mind and body. So let's start by settling in. Finding a comfortable posture, if you haven't already. And for this meditation in particular, since we will be doing some visualization, it will be helpful to close the eyes. And you can do that now, if it's comfortable.

We'll start by focusing on the sound of the bell. Taking a deep breath together. In through the nose. And out through the mouth. Inviting your jaw to soften and relax.

The neck and shoulders. As well as the belly. Eventually letting the breath come back to its normal rhythm, if it hasn't been already. And taking a few moments to anchor your attention there. Now the first thing I want you to do is just imagine you're in a place that brings you total ease, calm, and relaxation.

This could be at the beach or with family or good friends or maybe hiking alone on a mountain or resting in a pool. Wherever it is for you, what would bring your total peace, ease and relaxation? Once you have that, just imagine that you're in that location. And as you're there, you start to notice some of the sounds around you, or the silence around you. As you look around, you notice the scenery. Colors, shapes.

The landscape. And as you breathe in, mmm, the air has a particular scent to it. So just notice what that scent is. Creating really vivid imagery in your mind and now experiencing it even in your body. So feeling anything in your body.

What's the temperature like? Is it warm, hot? Cool? Are your shoes on or off? Are your feet in the sand or the grass? And start to feel in your body what it's like to be totally at ease, totally relaxed in this place. No worries. No concerns. Nobody that needs anything from you. Nothing to do.

Fully safe, fully at ease. And just take a few moments to relish this goodness and enjoy being in your own little happy place. In a moment, I will ring the bells to conclude our meditation. And when I do, you can listen to the bell from your happy place. So even though you may be a little reluctant, you can start to reorient yourself back into the space.

Inviting your eyes to open. And congratulations, you created an internal happy place. And that doesn't have to be called your happy place. It could be called your relaxation place or whatever you want to label it, but it's pretty cool that you can create this for yourself and you can go there in times where you might feel a little stressed or overwhelmed. Of course, during our day, we can't just close our eyes and go to the happy place, but there are probably a lot of opportunities, maybe at the end of the day, or even in the bathroom, that we can close our eyes and change our emotional state just by shifting what we're focusing on and what we're imagining.

So I have some fun with this. And I'll talk to you soon. Take care.

Meditation

4.5

Find Your Happy Place

In this meditation, we'll develop our personal "happy place" through various visualizations and imagery.

Duration

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

Today, we're going to talk about creating an internal happy place by focusing on visualization and imagery to help elicit different emotions and states in our mind and body. So let's start by settling in. Finding a comfortable posture, if you haven't already. And for this meditation in particular, since we will be doing some visualization, it will be helpful to close the eyes. And you can do that now, if it's comfortable.

We'll start by focusing on the sound of the bell. Taking a deep breath together. In through the nose. And out through the mouth. Inviting your jaw to soften and relax.

The neck and shoulders. As well as the belly. Eventually letting the breath come back to its normal rhythm, if it hasn't been already. And taking a few moments to anchor your attention there. Now the first thing I want you to do is just imagine you're in a place that brings you total ease, calm, and relaxation.

This could be at the beach or with family or good friends or maybe hiking alone on a mountain or resting in a pool. Wherever it is for you, what would bring your total peace, ease and relaxation? Once you have that, just imagine that you're in that location. And as you're there, you start to notice some of the sounds around you, or the silence around you. As you look around, you notice the scenery. Colors, shapes.

The landscape. And as you breathe in, mmm, the air has a particular scent to it. So just notice what that scent is. Creating really vivid imagery in your mind and now experiencing it even in your body. So feeling anything in your body.

What's the temperature like? Is it warm, hot? Cool? Are your shoes on or off? Are your feet in the sand or the grass? And start to feel in your body what it's like to be totally at ease, totally relaxed in this place. No worries. No concerns. Nobody that needs anything from you. Nothing to do.

Fully safe, fully at ease. And just take a few moments to relish this goodness and enjoy being in your own little happy place. In a moment, I will ring the bells to conclude our meditation. And when I do, you can listen to the bell from your happy place. So even though you may be a little reluctant, you can start to reorient yourself back into the space.

Inviting your eyes to open. And congratulations, you created an internal happy place. And that doesn't have to be called your happy place. It could be called your relaxation place or whatever you want to label it, but it's pretty cool that you can create this for yourself and you can go there in times where you might feel a little stressed or overwhelmed. Of course, during our day, we can't just close our eyes and go to the happy place, but there are probably a lot of opportunities, maybe at the end of the day, or even in the bathroom, that we can close our eyes and change our emotional state just by shifting what we're focusing on and what we're imagining.

So I have some fun with this. And I'll talk to you soon. Take care.

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