Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit Day 20 – Living without Burdens

In today’s meditation, we explore how life feels when the old burdens have lifted. When our mind, body, and spirit become lighter, our life becomes a field of new possibilities.

As we are freed from the restraints of old habits and self-criticisms, we may feel a lightness of mood, confidence, and joyfulness. With an expansive spirit we feel unlimited, peaceful, and creative


Living without Burdens

Today’s Centering Thought is: I embrace my life with ease and joy.
Today’s Mantra: Om Prani Dhana (I open my awareness to the divine in the universe)

Center yourself to begin a quiet solitude of mind and spirit with the thought “I embrace my life with ease and joy.” Then begin to meditate by focusing on your breath and repeating the mantra: Om Prani Dhana. Take deep breaths and with each breathe feel your mind body and spirit open just a little more to this affirmation. Each time your mind wanders come back by repeating this mantra and hold the meaning behind it – “I open my awareness to the divine in the universe.” Simply meditate for 20 minutes.

Today’s Journal Activities:

  1. Self-judgment keeps the weight on, whether it is physical, mental, or spiritual. Focus on how you judge yourself, and detail the ways you do this. For example, you might blame yourself when bad things happen or feel that you lack the positive traits other people have.
  2. Taking each item of self-judgment, pretend you are your best friend or loved family member. For each item, write down what this person would say about it.
  3. Now that you have seen both sides of the coin, which viewpoint seems right: the viewpoint of your self-judgment or the viewpoint of someone who loves you?
  4. Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.

“We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power.” ― Louise L. Hay

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