Awake & Evolve: Cycle 4 – Shifting Perspectives Meditation

The fourth cycle of Awake and Evolve workouts focuses on energizing and lengthening the muscles to improve athletic performance, with a meditation component to improve concentration and mood.

If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial. 

If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. 

If you want to become full, let yourself be empty.


Use this meditation examine a new perspective about a situation, conversation, or decision. Investigate a new vantage point with this meditation, finding more equanimity and acceptance in any moment you come across.

Find a quiet place, using a cushion or chair to support your spine in an erect yet relaxed posture.

Close your eyes gently and find your natural breath pattern. Fill your body with breath as you let your mind begin to relax.

Begin to examine a situation, conversation, or decision, that is weighing hard on your mind. Take a few moments to find a new perspective on the issue. Begin to examine an alternate path or acceptance of this issue. What might the outcomes be?

Take 10-15 deep breaths and start to draw your focus deeply into your natural breath pattern.

Now completely clear the mind of thoughts, focusing on acceptance of the outcome of this issue, no matter what it might be.

Stay with this practice for 5-10 minutes listening to your breath. Find peace in your situation as you begin notice the effects of this meditation.

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