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Episode 032 with Sara Raymond: Cultivate Joy and Happiness: 20 Minute Guided Mindfulness Meditation It is your mind’s job to think, yet thoughts can seem to “get in the way” or be seen as a distraction when practicing meditation. This is true for first-time meditators as well as long-time practitioners. It is simply how the mind works. So the next logical question is, how do you deal with thoughts during meditation? I will guide you on this practice today. Be patient and compassionate with yourself during this process and know that thoughts, like breath, will rise and fall. Simply knowing this fact is the first step to increasing your ability to avoid getting stuck in thoughts during meditation and in life. I will start with a quote to contemplate from the book “Peace is Every Step,” by Thich Nhat Hanh. “In us, there is a river of feelings in which every drop of water is a different feeling, and each feeling relies on all the others for its existence. To observe it, we just sit on the bank of the river and identify each feeling as it surfaces, flows by, and disappears.” Meditation written and read by Sara Raymond Music Credit: (Celestial Light) by Christopher Lloyd Clarke. https://www.christopherlloydclarke.com. Licensed by Enlightened Audio. Photo Credit: Philippe Bout from Upsplash.com You can also listen to this meditation on youtube with soft background music here: 💜I invite you to make yourself comfortable . . . here at The Mindful Movement, we are an oasis where you can come to tap into your inner peace, positive mindset, and heal from the stress that’s blocking your fulfillment. 💜Get to know the Mindful Movement: https://youtu.be/F-W3SFUUq4o 💜 If you are new here, consider some of these videos to see what we offer: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... 🧘 Looking for stress and anxiety relief, check out these practices: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... 💜 Looking for relief from chronic pain, check out these healing practices: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... 😍 Are you living the life of your dreams? Are you happy with your life and the direction you are going? If you would like to: ~Design your dream life and clarify your values ~Begin to develop positive habits and live intentionally ~Connect with your authentic self and let go of resistance 💜Check out our free Guided Visualization to Design your Dream Life.  Click here to access the visualization and get the journal exercise to go with it: http://themindfulmovement.com/get-fre... 🙏 Let us know what you think and if you have any requests for more meditation or movement videos.  Thank you for watching.  Don't forget to subscribe and share.  Your support helps us make more videos.  🙏 The Mindful Movement is happy to provide these meditations, podcasts, and videos free of charge. We don't ask for anything in return but if you wish to make a donation, please know that whatever you offer will be received with much gratitude. http://themindfulmovement.com/donations/ 💜Connect with The Mindful Movement community of like-minded people on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmo... And on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themindfulm...

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