3 Guided Meditations to Come Home to Yourself

Renowned meditation teachers share three practices to help you check in with your body, acknowledge any difficult emotions we’re experiencing, and come home to the truth that you are inherently enough.

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1. A Guided Meditation to Give Gratitude for Your Body from Elaine Smookler

Between our inner critic and external messages about what a “good” body looks, feels, and acts like, we can be so hard on ourselves. But our bod- ies do so much for us. With this practice, we take a moment to offer gratitude for the body that will accompany us through life. Elaine Smookler guides a lighthearted and compassionate body scan to bring a spirit of curiosity and appreciation to what’s happening in our body right now.

2. Guided Meditation: Notice How Sadness, Loneliness, and Anger Show Up in Your Body from Sharon Salzberg

When we try to ignore or push away strong emotions, they have a tendency to hang around uninvited in our tense shoulders, shallow breathing, and tight jaws. With this practice from Sharon Salzberg, we gently turn toward uncomfortable sensations and feelings. This may seem counterintuitive at first, but when we bring nonjudgmental awareness to difficult emo- tions, we can see how they arise, change, and go.

3. A Meditation to Remind Yourself That You Are Enough from Jenée Johnson

Self-criticism and doubt does a number on most of us at many points in our lives (and in some cases, at many points throughout a typical day). Finding our way back to compassionate connection with ourselves is often a winding and unpredictable path, but it can begin here. In this practice, Jenée Johnson guides us through five affirmations that can help us let go of comparison and remember our inherent worthiness.

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The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022 - Mindful.org

The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022 

To help you deepen your mindfulness practice (or get started), we’ve rounded up a list of guided meditations that have resonated most with our readers over the past year. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • December 12, 2022