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Sebene Selassie guides a meditation session on why learning to trust life moment-to-moment is a powerful practice for "Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris."
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2021
Sebene Selassie guides a meditation session on why learning to trust life moment-to-moment is a powerful practice for "Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris." This bonus meditation is part of a two-week series on the podcast that is all about finding and maintaining hope.
Hey there, This is seven a. Maybe. You've noticed a central paradox of meditation. We may come to practice seeking positive transformation for ourselves and the world, but first we must learn to allow things just as they are genuine acceptance lays the foundation for transformation. I like to think of this as learning not to be in contention with reality. Another way to say that is trusting life moment to moment. Let's try it together. Find a way to settle in that's comfortable for you wherever you are. You can close your eyes if you'd like or keep them open with a relaxed gaze, allow the body to naturally soften anywhere that feels tight or tense. Trusting life as it is, begins by trusting the body and all its sensations. Let's begin by connecting to the sensations of the body. What sensations are you feeling right now? You can even ask yourself what's happening in my body right now, There's no right answer. Simply notice what's here, making space for whatever is happening. Remember, we are learning to allow each sensation as it is simply noticing and trusting what is happening. Sometimes, what we notice is the very resistance we're hoping to release. There may be tension or tightness in the body you don't like. Or maybe you already hear a critical voice telling you that you can't do this, just noticing that resistance is an essential step here. So great job rather than being in contention with any of this, try letting yourself feel it in your body without pushing it away, allowing everything to be here. You can trust this too. Now let's try expanding the inquiry, asking what's happening in my body right now and adding, can I allow this experience? Can I trust this experience? Go ahead and give it a try on your own. As we finish this meditation, take another opportunity to appreciate how incredible life is this changing cascade of sensations, thoughts, emotions, you can be aware of whatever is happening and learn to trust it all. How amazing is that you can open your eyes now and reconnect to your surroundings as we end this meditation. Thanks for practicing, trusting life with me, I'm wishing you really well.