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  • Writer's pictureLauren L. Murphy

Thin Space No. 16: Rhythm of Grieving and Anxiety

The Question

Does your anxiety or grief have a rhythm? What happens if you go with the rhythm rather than against it?


The Intention



The Meditative Moment

Close your eyes or soften your gaze. Imagine a body of water: lake, ocean, river. Try to choose one that is soothing, calm, gentle. You can either be in the water, swimming; on it, floating; or gazing from the shore. Notice your breath moving with the rhythm of this body of water. As waves come in and out, as a river meanders through a forest, as currents come and go—your breath moves in and out of your body, refreshing and renewing it.

Burren, Ireland

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