Everything Feels More Alive: Guided Meditation (5 Minutes)

Everything Feels More Alive: Guided Meditation (5 Minutes)

In this 5-minute guided meditation, you begin at a swimming pool, tropical plants thick and tall all around. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below.

Everything Feels More Alive

Close your eyes and relax.

Now is for breathing and being.

Enjoy a few moments with this.

You’re standing at a swimming pool.

Tropical plants are thick and tall all around.

The sun is shining against a light blue sky.

You can see to the bottom of the pool; it’s deep, tiled in green and gold.

You step to the edge, and you take off your clothes.

It feels good; you trust the freedom it brings.

You stand there a moment, letting your bare skin take in the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze.

You dip your toes into the water; it’s warm.

You take a deep breath and dive in.

You’re warm all over now, the water at one with your skin.

You swim.

Your arms move in unison, extending straight in front of you and back toward your sides. Extending straight in front of you and back toward your sides.

Your legs move in unison, bending your knees and kicking your feet behind you. Bending your knees and kicking your feet behind you.

You reach the center of the pool, find the bottom, and use your feet to push yourself back up to the top.

You come up for air.

It’s cold on your face, quickly warmed by the sun.

You turn onto your back and you float there…

Half in the water, half in the world above.

Gently, you float.

You let your body sink and submerge yourself back into the water.

You continue swimming to the other side.

Your arms move in unison, extending straight in front of you and back toward your sides. Extending straight in front of you and back toward your sides.

Your legs move in unison, bending your knees and kicking your feet behind you. Bending your knees and kicking your feet behind you.

You can sense the edge of the pool getting closer.

You come up for air.

There’s a ladder there.

You climb out.

Standing on the edge now, you turn around and look across the pool at where you came from.

It looks much the same as where you’re standing now.

It’s you that feels different.

It’s in your breath…your heartbeat…your skin.

Your everything feels more alive.

You trust the freedom it brings.

Open your eyes.

Everything feels more alive.

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