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How to Work with "The Comparing Mind" | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

2021-01-15

Nothing compares to now. Let Jeff help you find freedom and ease from constant comparing by embracing this very moment.

 

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About Jeff Warren:

Jeff is an incredibly gifted meditation teacher. He's trained in multiple traditions, including with renowned teacher Shinzen Young. Jeff is the co-author of NY Times Bestseller "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics," and the founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, a meditation adventure group in Toronto.

He has a knack for surfacing the exact meditation that will help everyone he meets. "I have a meditation for that" is regularly heard from Jeff, so we've dubbed him the "Meditation MacGyver."

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
From ABC. This is that. and percent happier Podcast Dan Harris hey, hey time for our Friday bonus, and this is it. This is a good one. This is a bonus meditation from from my friend Jeff WAR and who is one of the teachers in the ongoing new year's meditation challenge that were running through the ten percent happier APP one of the most stressful mind. States that I personally have experienced is worth meditation teachers. Some referred to as the comparing mind when we compare ourselves to other people or comparing ourselves too The way we used to be were comparing this moment to a moment in the past, it pulls us out of the present it It can be the source of a lot of suffering again, I'm speaking from personal experience right now, it or Roosevelt once referred to. Compare,
since as the thief of joy. So in this sir guided meditation, we're gonna learn how to make a citizen's arrest. If you will honour on this theme Before we dive in just a quick ask, we would appreciate it especially if you would take a few minutes to help us out by answering a survey about your experience with this podcast, where I was looking for ways to improve these surveys, help us. but in particular for this one would like to hear from people who listened podcast a lot, but do not use the companion app. So if hook us up, go to ten percent dot com, slash survey ten percent dotcom, Slash survey, the super anybody. We have a particular interest in people who used about gas, but not the apple we'd like here from anybody and everybody. So thank you for that. He would go now with Jeff different hello, I'm Jeff.
The human mind compares the present with the past in order to make better predictions about the future, how it works, and it has a lot of benefits, but it all has at least one big downside. It can prevent us from seeing the value of what's right in front of us. So let's explore this eyes closed down, asked looking at their ground in front of you. You can start taking a few deep breaths, so taking a big breath in and as you take that breath you stretch out, find a little bit of alertness, unaware holding yourself and then the axiom As the downward motion, the settling. Softening the eyes and the jaw the cheeks softening the shoulders. So nice long,
he'll hear took gonna get a summer in the zone, so we can start by choosing something too late. We pay attention to, like the sensation of the breath say. Maybe the sensation of some other part of the body may be the hands of the belly of feet just noticing, how this is in the moment and as we do this, we
try to find something of an easy going attitude taking this opportunity to relax to enjoy this break. So it can happen even in meditation that in some subtle way we start to compare our present experience with the former expiring. Or an ideal, and then we start to feel a bit dissatisfied without things are now. Maybe we had kind of idea of how this could go but is not really measuring up,
and were a little bit put out by this, perceive you to notice This dynamic happening in any way could be super obvious or might be really really subtle more. In the background. The antidote to comparing mine into practice really truly being in the now. Can you open up to how things are right now. Having any kind of bias baked in and attitude were bringing is like we ve just
born into this moment, like viper waking up just now into a moment. That's exactly right!. This moment, right now exactly right.
This moment right now exactly right, there's nothing to compare this moment to, because it's completely unique. Can you noticed this freshness, keep exploring with this attitude.
Ok good when you ready, if your eyes were closed, you can open. I'm Jeff see where big thanks to Jeff and we'll be back on Monday with fresh up. So I guess I was ever in glass. Bottles to use Syria has arrived on Disney plus revenges principles. All the universe is expanding. Why you re welcome model studios, wonder vision about first to episodes now streaming exclusively on Disney Plus
Transcript generated on 2021-01-15.