"Breathe in strength. Breathe out bullsh*t..."
The name of the game in mental and spiritual wellness today is "mindfulness."
According to UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, this practice "can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience."
Whether you suffer from chronic anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — or even if you are simply a human being dealing with LIFE — regularly setting aside time to breathe deeply and center yourself has been proven to have tremendous benefits for both physical and mental health.
What if you personally find meditation to be the most boring, corny, self-indulgent concept in the world? Or what if you are afraid that you will simply fall asleep, miss whatever it was your were supposed to get to next, fall even farther behind, and find yourself even more overwhelmed than you already were before you sat down for this supposed self-love?
Not that I ever thought. Just asking for a friend.
My friend, your lucky day is here!!
Comedian Jason Headley created this handy meditation guide as a parody of all the world's YouTube gurus — and, as someone who has listened to it multiple on times on repeat, I can assure you that it actually works!
So grab yourself some ear buds, create yourself a sacred space, (clear the room of minor children and their super hearing), and "gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness."