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    This week's question asks: What is your longterm vision? You can interpret this however you'd like to - perhaps your longterm vision for the world and collective at large or for your own life and the contributions you'd like to make. Where do you see yourself in 10, 20, or 30 years time? Or, where do you hope the world will be then?
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    When I read this it caused me to pause. I realize that I don’t really have a specific long-term vision at this point in my life. My general vision is to bring people into my life that I truly feel I connect with. I’m in somewhat of a dry spell. I’m looking to be inspired to head down new pads. I enjoy my friends I currently have but feel that they don’t bring out my full personality. My vision for the world is that people would be able to pause to look inside and to be honest about who they are. Sometimes the world feels too busy and when things get busy it seems to deaden our soul. I’m glad I discovered Mindfulness because for me it has helped me to go inside and to be honest with myself. I see how beneficial it is to me and want to see others discover that same richness. I also think some people are afraid to go in and look at themselves. And that’s not crazy because it can be scary. Being scared is OK. Sometimes we find things within our self that we wish weren’t there. The best thing we can do is friend them and understand them. It’s hard to think 10 20 or 30 years From now. With these uncertain times for me I’m just seeing what the next few months spring. My hope is that we can start to resolve the racial injustice in America and have a country that truly cares about all of its citizens. My vision I would also say is that we would look to science and reason and not fall into politics and scare tactics to create the world.
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    Hi, my name is Daniela. I live in Australia. I am from Brazil. I am really happy to be here because I am having a good experience with other product with you! I started a new project here connect with Brazil where I will support teachers at schools to learn and teach meditations. I wish this support will help me to support each others! Thanks!
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    Hi All, A big win for me following the Tony Robbins UPW Virtual was the decision to go public with my side passion project. It's been moving in the background where I've been sharing material, ideas and posts. I felt I had to be careful, afterall, I have a full-time job. But I have 'outside business approval' so I thought why not I have 45 guided meditations on YouTube. I will upload to InsightTimer soon enough. I also share daily my insights on key topics with quotes. On my main LinkedIn I also share several great articles I've found each day before summarising at the end of each week. Sean's material has also helped me I have a Big Hairy Ambitious Goal for Tranquil Led. I see a lot of pain in the Corporate Space and know from my experiences that Mindfulness-based Leadership Development can have a significant impact. My own programmes have been rated the best available in Salesforce, and we have some great programmes at Salesforce. I do feel they aren't taking it seriously though hence switching focus to my own brand. Anyway, the BHAG: - We have a scarcity of retreat centres in the North of England. Tranquil Led will be a retreat centre in the North of England. We will cater for primarily corporate clients (another gap) but also individuals too - In building towards the BHAG, I'm working on a Masters of Psychology and Neuroscience, an ICF Coaching Cert and MMTCP run by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. These are my foundations - Building on the foundations, I'll be launching an online curriculum along with more engaging materials. I'm just REALLY struggling to get this done right now given all the focuses and full-time job - I'm exploring new roles. I'd like them to be more aligned to my passion but fear that my current expertise in Business Advisory (Technology) is what attracts companies interests. I'm working on this I'm open to any further ideas of how I take tranquil led forward in this exciting journey
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    Hi Everyone, I've been around here for a couple of months but can't recall every introducing myself... I'm Stephen based in the North of England I trained a teacher through Search Inside Yourself LI. I am due to start the MMTCP led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach in February, am currently doing a Masters in Psychology & Neuroscience and an ICF Coaching Certification. I worked in tech sector full-time with Salesforce. My job doesn't align to my passion which all the above training does I'm interested in connecting with others in this space both through this forum and outside of it. I am on LinkedIn. If you want to add me, please mention your from here as I share a lot of content there and so get a lot of requests https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenbaines/ Looking forward to engaging with you all more Stephen
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    Sawatdee ka! (That's Thai for "hello!!!) My name is Lena, and I'm sending greetings from Philadelphia. I recently started leading guided meditations for colleagues of mine who are dealing with high levels of pandemic-related stress, and this site has proven to be so helpful. I'm half Thai, and was raised in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition, so the nice thing is that this ability to share with others comes rather naturally to me. Sean's resources, however, have given me a great deal of confidence and direction in how to tackle the continued and growing interest from colleagues. (I thought it would be a few sessions, then bam!- done!, but 4 months later, and 60-70 attendees each session tell me there continues to be a need. Looking forward to learning more from all of you!
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    Hi Gillian! Yes I have read this book. The main takeaways I discovered are that we must acknowledge what our window of tolerance is in our day to day life in addition to tracking this during meditation as well as the following: Here are some helpful tips when someone is in a state of disregulated arousal: Muscle tone extremely slack (collapsed, noticeably flat affect) • Muscle tone extremely rigid • Hyperventilation • Exaggerated startle response • Excessive sweating • Noticeable dissociation (person appears highly disconnected from their body) • Noticeably pale skin tone • Emotional volatility (enraged, excessive crying, terror) Also, it’s suggested to “apply the brakes” when any hypoarousal (anxiety, panic, traumatic memories) occurs. For example: Open one’s eyes during meditation practice. • Take structured breaks from mindfulness practice (e.g., walking, stretching, unstructured time). • Take a few slow, deep breaths. • Engage in a soothing form of self-touch (e.g., hand on heart). • Focus on a resourceful, external object in one’s environment. • Engage in shorter practice periods. Unfortunately I have one client that reaches her window of tolerance unexpectedly and these tips only slightly help. For example, she will meditate and feel profoundly quiet inside and relaxed but then seemingly out of nowhere she will experience extreme nausea and experiences a panic attack. I am a mental health therapist so I am also helping this client reprocess old trauma with EMDR and TRE in a safe way but she really enjoys mindfulness meditation too. If anyone has any resources on this it would be so appreciative! So far we have “put on the brakes” when needed and shortened practice sessions. I would love to learn about new tools in situations like this if you have any to offer. Thank you!
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    I find visualizations helpful- breathing into the difficult emotion, imagining a calming, healing light growing around the emotion tends to reduce its power over me. I've also been playing around with a "popping bubble" visualization (with the emotion or the physical pain being a bubble that is popped by breath) but not finding it AS helpful... just offering as a suggestion!
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    Before I get out of bed, I think of three things I'm grateful for; I send thoughts of lovingkindness to three people (I try to include someone I find "difficult"), and I do what Shauna Shapiro recommends: laying a hand over my heart and saying, "Good Morning, Lena!". It's a nice, several-minute way to start my day.!
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