#201: Thanksgiving Gratitude Mediation

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By Jillian Leslie. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

To take a break from the stresses of life this Thanksgiving, and to focus on what really matters, and those we love, I thought I'd rebroadcast the guided meditation I recorded last year on gratitude.

When I re-listened to it this week, I saw how much calm and peace it gave me focusing on what I'm truly grateful for.

I hope it does the same for you.

If you’re interested. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this meditation is on gratitude.

Find a comfortable place where you can sit down or lie down and close your eyes. And let’s start breathing. Breathe in and out. And in and out. On this breath, picture, a giant wave crashing over you.

So, ready, breathe in. A giant wave crashes over you. And as you exhale, the water retreats, and so does a little bit of the tension you’re holding in your body.

So, let’s try that again.

Breathe in, let the wave crash over you. And as it retreats, exhale feel a little more tension, leave your body. Let’s do that one more time, breathe in. Feel this wave crash over you. And as the water retreats, a little more tension leaves your body.

And now, let’s scan our bodies because there are usually some extra places where we hold tension.

When I mentioned a place, see if you can relax it just a little bit more. Let’s first focus on our eye sockets. Can you feel them relax just by focusing on them?

And now let’s move down to our jaws. We tend to hold a lot of tension in our jaws. Oh, feel it relax. And now, let’s move down to our throats and to our shoulders.

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