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Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go

Tara Brach

Release Date: 10/05/2023

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Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go  - This meditation guides us through a body scan and into a relaxed, open presence. When we realize we are lost in a thought cloud, our practice is to relax open, listening to and feeling the life of the present moment. We are training to become increasingly aware of the gap between thoughts, the space where the light of awareness shines through.

"It’s in that gap between thoughts that the light shines through – this mystery, this living mystery of what’s right here… opening to and relaxing into the life that’s right here." ~ Tara