Mindfulness Tip of The Day

Mindfulness Tip of the Day: Reaction Awareness

Find a comfortable place to sit and allow your eyes to close.Take a few moments to relax and feel your body just resting on the seat or the chair.

We are going to imagine a simple scene in your minds eye of you walking down the street, perhaps a familiar street where you live. Take a few moments to find this street in your mind….

Really get in touch with this place, notice as much as you can about your thoughts, your feelings and your body sensations as you walk down this street.

Now imagine someone you know well as a good friend is walking towards you on the opposite side of the street, someone who you are happy to see; try to picture this in your mind and notice just how you are feeling. Become aware of any thoughts you might have and the body sensations that accompany the image. Now, smile and wave over to your friend; but your friend doesn’t wave back and just walks by. Try to picture this and notice the thoughts that go through your mind. Especially notice any feelings or sensations that arise in your body and if anything has shifted in your awareness. Allow yourself some time for these images to fade, bringing your awareness into the present – and gently open your eyes.

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