The Purpose of the Present Moment favorite_border

Yoga Girl Daily - February 5th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Meditation, Wellbeing Wednesday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Today’s meditation is a doorway to bring yourself into the present moment.

Right here, right now is exactly where you are. It is a simple but profound truth that everything that happened to you in your life - the beautiful things and the hard things - brought you to this exact moment.

You are where you are meant to be. Tune in to find the purpose in it.


[00:34] Welcome back to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Wednesday! It's time for us to find that quiet place to sit down so we can meditate a little bit. Every Wednesday, of course, we have this meditation on the Yoga Girl Daily podcast and it's just five minutes long, but really – five minutes of present loving awareness can really change your entire day. So, let's not waste any time, but let's begin right now. Finding a comfortable place to sit down and just in a space where you can actually relax. So whatever gives you a sense of ease and a sense of comfort in your body right now. And then as you close your eyes, let's take a moment to just check in with how you are doing in this moment in time. And you can do that on a physical level, just feeling into the body. What does it feel like to be here? What does it feel like to sit here in this place? And you can do that energetically. Noticing that energetic space, that energetic level, the subtle body here, what does it feel like energetically to be here?

[01:52] And then dropping into the emotional level of the heart. So what's moving in my heart in this moment emotionally? How am I doing right now? And simply inquiring into that as a doorway into the present moment. Getting very, very present with what it feels like to be in this place and not just what it feels like to be, you know, in this place listening to this podcast right now or tuning into this moment. But what it feels like to be at this place in your life, acknowledging everything that's brought you to this place.

[02:35] The hard things, the beautiful things, the heavy moments, everything that came your way with ease, the highs, the lows, the gratitude, the struggle, acknowledging the fact that regardless of what's come your way in your past, somehow it also brought you right here. And right now, this is where you are. Right now, this is where you are. And noticing what happens inside of the body as you acknowledge this very simple but also very profound truth that this is where you are. Regardless of anything you feel like you might want to change in your life or anything you're resisting or struggling with, this is where you are and what if right now in this moment you simply allowed yourself to be here without having to change anything, without having to fix anything, without anything having to be improved or altered. What if you allowed yourself to simply be the way you are in this moment?

[03:56] If everything that's ever come your way has brought you here, what if you're here on purpose? What if you were meant to be here in this moment in time, in this life situation, in this body, with this breath as you are. Everything you've ever lived through has brought you here. So perhaps letting your next breath in grow just a little bit deeper through that knowing. And as you exhale, letting your shoulders drop, letting the anti your body soften. There is something absolutely purposeful about your presence in this world. And if you weren't meant to be here in this moment right now, and then you would be somewhere else. How can we know that this is where we are supposed to be? Well, look around. This is where we are. So, taking another few moments where we simply stop resisting, where we simply allow this present moment to unfold the way it already is, where we simply let go of control just for a little bit. And noticing that gentle settling inside of your heart. And let's take one more deep, full breath. You can gently flutter your eyes open. Take a moment to look around and finding some gratitude for everything you see around you right now. Some gratitude for the fact that you're here alive in this moment on purpose.

[05:58] Thank you so much for practicing with me today. Yoga Girl Daily will be back with some gratitude tomorrow.

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