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You Can't Practice Non-Attachment

In this meditation, we practice seeing more clearly the truth of impermanence, and letting this wisdom free us from deep attachment.

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, standing or lying down. If it feels okay to do so, you can close your eyes .And we'll start by taking a deep breath together. In through the nose. And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax. Letting the shoulders be at ease. And the hands and the belly. As the body settles, in the breath can settle into its natural rhythm. So in order to practice non-attachment, we need to practice seeing impermanence.

One area of our experience that we can see impermanence vividly is in the breath. Even as you're listening right now, see if you can notice yourself breathing. Well during that time, that breath has come and gone and it won't ever be back, at least in that iteration. However, there's another experience, a new birth of this breath. But that too passes.

So what we're going to do is attune to this arising and passing. Experiencing the preciousness, but fleeting nature of each breath. Savoring it deeply while it's here and then practice letting go, meeting the next moment fully without holding onto what was, without trying to redo the last moment or be more present for the last breath. It's gone, but you have this moment. So I'm going to give you some time in silence to practice this.

And again, pay particular attention to that moment of transition between breaths. Talk to you in a few moments. As we come to the end of our meditation, let's take one deep breath together. In through the nose. And out through the mouth.

And when you're ready, you can reorient yourself back into this space. Inviting your eyes to open. Great job today. As you go about your day, see if you can notice where impermanence shows up, it can be painful at first, but the pain isn't from impermanence. The pain is from the attachment to something that is inherently impermanent.

The more we show ourselves in permanence, the more the mind adjusts and is able to go with the flow of life. Thank you for your practice. Until next time, take care.

Meditation

4.6

You Can't Practice Non-Attachment

In this meditation, we practice seeing more clearly the truth of impermanence, and letting this wisdom free us from deep attachment.

Duration

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

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, standing or lying down. If it feels okay to do so, you can close your eyes .And we'll start by taking a deep breath together. In through the nose. And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax. Letting the shoulders be at ease. And the hands and the belly. As the body settles, in the breath can settle into its natural rhythm. So in order to practice non-attachment, we need to practice seeing impermanence.

One area of our experience that we can see impermanence vividly is in the breath. Even as you're listening right now, see if you can notice yourself breathing. Well during that time, that breath has come and gone and it won't ever be back, at least in that iteration. However, there's another experience, a new birth of this breath. But that too passes.

So what we're going to do is attune to this arising and passing. Experiencing the preciousness, but fleeting nature of each breath. Savoring it deeply while it's here and then practice letting go, meeting the next moment fully without holding onto what was, without trying to redo the last moment or be more present for the last breath. It's gone, but you have this moment. So I'm going to give you some time in silence to practice this.

And again, pay particular attention to that moment of transition between breaths. Talk to you in a few moments. As we come to the end of our meditation, let's take one deep breath together. In through the nose. And out through the mouth.

And when you're ready, you can reorient yourself back into this space. Inviting your eyes to open. Great job today. As you go about your day, see if you can notice where impermanence shows up, it can be painful at first, but the pain isn't from impermanence. The pain is from the attachment to something that is inherently impermanent.

The more we show ourselves in permanence, the more the mind adjusts and is able to go with the flow of life. Thank you for your practice. Until next time, take care.

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