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Sit in Appreciation of the Present Moment

The intention of today’s guided meditation is to give you the space to sit in appreciation of the present moment.

Sit in Appreciation of the Present Moment Meditation

The intention of today’s guided meditation is to give you the space to sit in appreciation of the present moment.

To help you take a break from the constant striving, achieving and future thinking that can cause both excitement and stress.

And also to help you practice letting go of any thinking about the past that can cause anxiety, judgement or even nostalgia.

Both of these can pull you away from the beauty and appreciation of the present moment.

From all the small and big blessings you have in your life right now.

And honoring them will help you feel more connected to yourself, this season of your life and also give you a deep confidence that you can create whatever future you want.

So Let’s Begin…

woman sitting in the present moment
Photographer: Artem Kovalev | Source: Unsplash

Sit in Appreciation of the Present Moment Meditation Script

Begin by getting into a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down.

Close your eyes and make any adjustments you need so you can feel comfortable, alert and relaxed.

Bring your attention to your breath,

And in order to practice keeping your attention here, simply silently count each breath as you breath in your normal rhythm, until you get to ten.

PAUSE…

Feel the warmth spread across your body as you melt further into relaxation.

Now I want you to focus on your body,

Taking a brief scan from head to toe, identifying parts, movements or physical abilities that you can appreciate.

Maybe saying a silent thank you every time something comes to mind.

Take the next minute or so to appreciate your body. Be in the present moment.

PAUSE…

woman appreciating her body in the present moment
Photographer: Hian Oliveira | Source: Unsplash

Now bring your attention back to your breath as your body hums with love and appreciation. Back into the present moment.

Imagine a circle being drawn a mile around where you’re currently sitting.

Turn your attention onto everything within that circle.

Perhaps it includes your living space, trees, animals, loved ones, neighbors or even meaningful locations.

For the next minute or so, let your mind scan everything within this circle and say thank you for each of the things you identify.

PAUSE…

Now bring your attention back to your breath, and feel the warmth of love and appreciation for your surroundings.

And take a deep breath.

Now imagine yourself in relation to the entire planet.

See yourself in your corner of the world, so small compared to everything and everyone on earth.

And also recognize how significant you are as a part of this beautiful human race.

And be in the present moment here.

Take a minute or so to think about all the reasons to appreciate the world around you and say a silent thank you as you identify each of them.

Perhaps your appreciation is for breathtaking places you’ve seen in the world.

Or people you love who are scattered in different countries.

Or even a deep appreciation for the moment in time you are living.

Whatever you discover, take a minute to show appreciation for it all.

PAUSE…

woman sitting in appreciation of the present moment
Photographer: Dustin Dagamac | Source: Unsplash

Now bring your attention back to your breath, and breathe in the warmth of the love and appreciation inside and outside of you.

There is so much greatness in your life right now. No matter what you’re going through. No matter how you may feel today. You are surrounded by infinite blessings.

Let’s conclude by bringing your attention inward, to the unidentifiable place that is your soul. Where your inner self feels most at home.

You are connected to it all, you are a part of it all…the body, the local, the global, the universal…the deeply spiritual.

And as you sit in appreciation of the present moment, of the magical truth that you are incredibly blessed, feel a deep sense of one-ness and completeness with yourself and your life.

Namaste, Beautiful

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