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A Meditation Technique to Shift Unwanted Thoughts

Our thoughts can cause us undue suffering. Have you ever stopped to consider how many of them are actually true?

If you find your thoughts are too loudly in the foreground, overly negative, or incredibly unproductive, you can try this simple meditation technique. This approach takes about 2-3 seconds and is gleaned from metta meditation, the practice of loving kindness.

When we’re able to center ourselves in the here and now, not only are we more present and focus, we’re able to get in-tune with our personal thoughts. We’re able to acquaint ourselves with our thoughts, and consciously decide to transform them. We can see them in a new light, slow down the cadence of our thoughts, and have them move into the background. In that moment, we shift our energy and our conscious attention. We’re able to see ourselves through a lens of love and kindness, and subsequently see others with love and kindness.

Meditation enhances the practices for ourselves — self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-acceptance makes us more present and available to the joy of life. Enjoy this guided meditation and simple tool for shifting thoughts in the moment.

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