This kind of turned into a guided #meditation by accident. Let me know your thoughts!
Meditation script written by yours truly:
Allow me to be the first to welcome you to Grafton. You may feel a bit confused or lost right now, and that’s OK. I assure you, though, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
In this moment—as you enter the town and explore the buildings—you don’t need to be worried about anything. You don’t need to judge what’s around you or think about someone judging you. You are the only one here.
All that I ask you to do is listen to the wind. Breathe it in. Take a big breath.
Feel the breeze against your body. The air that’s blowing against your skin and through your hair is the same wind that has traveled miles through canyons and across valleys … landforms that are millions of years old.
And in this very brief and beautiful moment, this ethereal wind is keeping you safe, enveloping your whole body, refreshing and rejuvenating you as it continues its journey across the earth.
As you continue walking through Grafton’s buildings and its streets, think about the energy surrounding you. Think about the residents who settled the town all the way back in 1859.
Mormon settlers came here in an attempt to create their own oasis. And for a while, they did. They farmed the land; they built homes and families and communities; and they practiced their religion free from persecution. They could be themselves.
This pursuit for happiness however would eventually conflict with the southern Paiute people who had lived off the land long before pioneers built Grafton.
Over the years, disease, floods, famine, and ongoing conflict with the natives drove many people away. Grafton’s final resident left in the mid-1940s, but the town’s energy remains. You may feel it in the walls, the stones, the trees, or the air. As with any place that contained human life, there were times of turmoil and grief, and that should not be ignored. Acknowledge it. Respect it. And learn from it.
But also know that there was joy and celebration here. There was love among friends and family. That energy should not only be acknowledged … it should be savored. Take a moment to bask in that warm energy for a moment before we leave Grafton for the day. Today, Grafton has been your oasis.
Now … as we leave the town, let’s reflect on our own lives and the energy we put out into the world. And as you do, take a deep breath through your nose .... and exhale out your mouth. As your breathe out, you’ll feel more relaxed, refreshed, and more aware of the positive energy the world has to offer. You’ll be more sensitive and more open to the little things that make you happy: someone’s smile, a movie, a book. You can still acknowledge stress and worry, but you can better manage it now by letting more positivity into your life.
Take care and rest well.
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What is ASMR?
Did you ever watch Bob Ross paint and find his delicate yet purposeful brush strokes relaxing? Or find Mr. Rogers's voice to be like warm noodle soup on a rainy day? You may have ASMR! The acronym stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. In short, it is a unique way to relax through visual and audio stimuli. Much like breathing exercises or hypnosis, it's just another way to relax and meditate. Many people find ASMR in the mundanity of life—like watching someone count change or fold towels—and that's what makes it interesting. It can be experienced in the most unexpected ways! Not everyone finds ASMR relaxing, and that's perfectly OK, too!