The value of mindfulness is best felt when it helps us to deal with daily life and its stresses. This is exactly what the breathing space exercise aims to help us do: when things get tough, or you need to quickly switch from one task to another, you can get back to where you are.
The exercise should take about 3 minutes. Make sure to take enough time, in each step, to really feel it.
Where are you now? What do you experience? Observe the following:
- Your body
- Your emotions
- Your thoughts
Bring your awareness to the breath.
Expand your consciousness to include the whole body. Let in what comes up: thoughts, emotions, body sensations.
Breath with it.
Ask yourself: what do I need?
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