♡ Guided Meditation by Sharon Salzberg ♡ Followed by Peaceful Ocean Waves & Mindfulness Bells ♡

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I’m going to guide you in a very short foundational exercise in meditation If you can sit comfortably See if your back can be straight Without being strained or overarched You can close your eyes or not
however you feel most at ease See if there’s a place
where you feel the breath most distinctly Maybe that’s the nostrils or the chest or the abdomen Find that place where the breath is strongest for you
clearest for you You can bring your attention there
and rest See if you can feel one breath Without concern of what’s already gone by Without leaning forward for even the next breath Just this one If images, or sounds, or sensations, or emotions arise If they are not very strong
and you can stay connected to the feeling of the breath Just let them flow on by Here breathing Just one breath And if something comes up that is really strong That pulls you away You get lost in thought Spun out in a fantasy or your fall asleep Don’t worry about it We say the most important moment
in the whole process
is the next moment After you’ve been gone
you’ve been distracted That’s the place where we practice letting go What one of my teachers called
“exercising the LETTING GO muscle” We practice letting go gently
of whatever has taken us away And we shepherd our attention back to the breath
to begin again The whole training is letting go and beginning again And letting go
And beginning again You don’t ave to feel like you’ve failed
or you’ve done something wrong It’s the conditioned habit of our attention to get distracted To stray And so each time we discover that
we have this amazing opportunity
to let go
and start over

 

15 Responses

  1. Meditate With Me - Christian Book Series

    December 16, 2016 12:38 am

    This is an amazing channel – everyone who watches, please like and subscribe to their channel. It encourages producers to keep making great content like this. Thank you for your hard work, know people do notice, care and appreciate what you are doing. The world really needs YOU now more than ever. God Bless always and forever!

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  2. Amanda Rubin

    February 3, 2017 2:36 pm

    I really like Sharon's meditations. I am wondering why we could hear a man say "we got the best seats in the house, huh?" towards the end of the session?

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  3. Jamie Dodds

    August 31, 2017 6:49 am

    Hey thanks Sharon I'm slowly teaching myself to meditate and I find your work really connects with me and is supporting my journey away from distraction and to the present.

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  4. 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天

    March 10, 2018 3:05 am

    in the practice of compassion and charity a disciple should be detached. That is to say, he should practice compassion and charity without regard to appearances, without regard to form, without regard to sound, smell, taste, touch, or any quality of any kind. Subhuti, this is how the disciple should practice compassion and charity. Why? Because practicing compassion and charity without attachment is the way to reaching the Highest Perfect Wisdom, it is the way to becoming a living Buddha.

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  5. Zeenath

    May 23, 2018 10:54 pm

    Thanks Sharon. gr8 combination of sounds. Though the script was short but very effective and apt.

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  6. Marilyn Fishel

    August 18, 2019 1:20 pm

    I’ve tried this a number of times & while I like this style, the voice near the end is too much of a distraction as one knows it is coming. Is that supposed to be the lesson? Doesn’t work unless there is more guidance.

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