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Let Go of Stress

Gentle Reflection

Striving for Inner Peace in the midst of drama, chaos, or any experience that is less than desirable is difficult for the most mindful person. In many situations, we can fend off the pressure of being drawn into the experience; however, some situations or experiences reach our vulnerability, and it is hard not to be sucked into the attachment and cause a reaction versus a response.

Practicing detachment is a necessity, not an option if you want to live your life in mindful awareness. Detachment assists you in observation and evaluation of a strong feeling or emotion you are experiencing. These feelings and emotions are what trigger your response.

I like to use this analogy:  You are on a train platform in a subway station, you do not jump on a moving train, so why do we jump into (attach ourselves) to a thought, feeling or emotion that is destructive? Instead, observe the thought as it passes by; then respond. Conceptually this is easy to understand, applying it in the midst of the experience is the challenge.

The solution? Create a practice of quiet stillness, which may include meditation to help cultivate an objective picture of self. Practice learning to view life through a lens with an expansive, panoramic view rather than viewing life so close you cannot see all sides of what is being experienced.

Listen to a brief guided meditation to assist you in the art of detachment:


Striving to live life from a panoramic view,

Nancy Gentle Boudrie

zBy Nancy Gentle Boudrie, owner and founder of Awaken With Light, Inc., Talk Show Radio Host, Wellness Coach, Usui Reiki master and teacher, Angel Intuitive Practitioner®, IET Advanced Practitioner®, as well as a certified meditation instructor and practitioner. You may find her at, Twitter @AwakenWithLight, LinkedIn,, and . Listen to other YouTube meditations and mindful exercises by Nancy - YouTube Meditations.+

Nancy Gentle Boudrie

Nancy Gentle Boudrie, Owner and Founder of Awaken With Light, Inc. is a Self-Development Specialist, Inner Peace Expert, Radio Podcaster, Usui Reiki master and teacher, Certified Angel Intuitive®, Integrated Energy Therapy® Advanced Practitioner, as well as a certified meditation instructor and practitioner.

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