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January 27, 2024
Recognizing What You Need. Part of mindfulness is recognizing what you need. See if you can respond in a way that promotes your well-being and freedom.
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When you begin tuning in mindfully to your experience,
you may also start to notice your difficulties and struggles.

Part of mindfulness is recognizing what you need in these moments.

See if you can respond in a way that promotes your well-being and freedom
and not in a way that perpetuates your pain and suffering.

This exercise offers a concrete way to pause and look at your needs in a given moment.

Sit up as straight as you are able, and gently close the eyes.

For this practice, it is helpful to start with a few minutes of concentration practice to truly settle.

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Pick a location in the body where you can feel the body breathing,
and tune in to the sensations of the breath for a couple of minutes.

Bring to mind a recent situation that you found difficult or painful.

Without falling too far into the story,
acknowledge how this experience feels in the present moment.

With the memory and experience present in your consciousness, ask yourself what you needed in that moment.

Focus on general emotional needs, like compassion, understanding, and insight. With this
difficulty, what would have helped you?

About the author 

Sara-Mai Conway

Sara-Mai Conway is a writer, yoga and meditation instructor living and working in Baja Sur, Mexico. In addition to online offerings, she teaches donation-based community classes in her tiny, off-grid hometown on the Pacific coast. She is a certified 500-hour Remedial Yoga and Applied Mindfulness Advanced teacher with Bodhi Yoga Spain under the Independent Yoga Network (UK).