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By Janetti Marotta PhD

In this publication, psychologist Janetti Marotta bargains mindfulness workouts for readers being affected by a scarcity of self-acceptance and self-compassion. in line with the concept real vainness relies on inner, instead of exterior elements, the 50 easy-to-use practices defined during this publication goal to advertise internal know-how and aid readers reside a extra fulfilled lifestyles.

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Invite your breath to slow and deepen. Swan dive. On your next full inhalation, spread your arms wide, like a bird spreading its wings, with your palms facing up, slowly reaching toward the sky.

Staying in the present shifts your focus from what’s wrong to what’s not wrong. You can imagine how freeing this is! When you’re mindful, you steer your life with intention. This fosters goodness when you vow to open yourself up to whatever comes your way and awaken to wisdom with the embrace of compassion. With intention comes attention—looking deeply into who you really are and what life is all about. This serves as a great resource, because it keeps you from getting mired in sticky thoughts or losing yourself in unimportant details.

Aspiration practices, found in the Buddhist tradition, are similar to affirmation practices, except instead of telling themselves something they don’t necessarily feel or believe, people express intentions of well-being and a willingness to move closer to what they fear. From a Buddhist perspective, everything we do begins with intention or aspiration. By incorporating the power, sweetness, and rhythm of words and verses into a breathing meditation, you can cross over from where you are in this moment to where you aspire to be.

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