Happiness Guided Meditation

StarLight Breeze Guided Meditations

About the Meditation

Relax your body, calm your mind, and soothe your spirit with this guided meditation lecture. Practicing meditation can help with greater mental clarity, resetting, and rebalancing every system in your body.

This practice will help you to connect with your emotions and overtime adopt a more optimistic state of mind, increasing your sense of fulfilment.

Happiness is important to each and every one of us. It is a vital component to our goals in life and can encourage us to achieve our cherished personal ambitions. Happiness is a state — it is a lifelong, fleeting mode of being. It is equated with feeling pleasure and contentment and can be expressed in both internal and external ways.

This practice grants you the freedom to explore your own state of mind, and where happiness can be found in your personal life. With maintaining awareness to the breath that grounds us to the present moment, you will be guided through a journey that will allow you to find your joy.

By exploring your inner happy place through a visualisation technique, you will experience increased levels of endorphins released in your body. You will also be encouraged to appreciate the physical act of smiling that will support the mood elevation, as well as calming your body and reducing physical pain.

Research suggests that smiling reduces stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. When you smile, your body activates hormones that maintain balanced blood pressure, improve respiration, accelerate healing, and stabilising your overall mood. This will reduce any stress, tension, or discomfort you may be experiencing.

You will ultimately reach a sense of inner peace and contentment, extending compassion to the world around you. Smiling can be really healing! Through the incentive of deep breathing, you will also reach a state of physical and mental stillness, reaching an inner calm.

This meditation will allow you to tap into your inner child and to experience joy in the purest, beautiful form. You will learn the importance of cultivating happiness despite your external circumstances, whilst falling into a gentle state of relaxation. It will help you to appreciate life more and feel more connected to the world around you.

For best results, it is recommended to practice meditation daily. Regular practice can help to reduce everyday anxiety and stress, improve your sleep, energise your body and mood, and ultimately improve your overall health and wellbeing. So breathe in, and may you find stillness within.

The Guided Meditation

Welcome to StarLight Breeze meditations … Today, we will focus on happiness … May you begin this practice in a sitting posture, with your legs crossed … Hands placed gently on your knees or in your lap … Your head, neck, and back straight … But not too tight … Spine extended long and proud … Make sure that the surface beneath you is supportive … You’re in a quiet place, where you won’t be disturbed … And when you are ready, bring your attention to the eyes … Allow them to remain open if you wish for full wakefulness … You can keep them halfway closed, softly resting … Or if you wish for a deeper concentration, allow your eyes to close fully … Whatever way feels most natural to your body today …

And as you maintain this gentle awareness … Begin to shift your attention to the breath … To the way the air flows in through the nose … Travels down to your lungs … Expanding your chest and belly … And then coming back out through the mouth … Simply feel the sensations of the breath … Observing it’s gentle movements … Breathing in … Through the nose … And breathing out … Through the mouth … Knowing there is nothing else to do in this moment … Nowhere else to be … Feel your body and mind slowing down … Breathing in … And on the exhale, see if you can relax your shoulders just a little deeper … Breathing in … And on the next exhale, loosening the jaw … Softening the space between your eyebrows … Allowing every part of your body to relax … Letting go completely in this moment …

And as you allow the breath to return to it’s natural rhythm now … Gently and mindfully … Observe how your breath continues to flow … Deeply … Calmly … And if any thoughts arise, acknowledge their presence and gently return to the sensations of the breath … If you can, imagine the air inside your body when you inhale … Filling your body gently … And notice how the space inside your lungs becomes smaller in size after the air leaves your body … Keeping this awareness … Being with the breath … With the body … Soothing your mind … You are feeling so at peace with yourself and the world around you …

And now … Imagine a place which naturally sparks joy in your heart … It could be absolutely anywhere … Whether it’s laying on a sand on a tropical beach … Taking a mindful stroll through a botanical garden, observing and smelling each and every flower that surrounds you … It could be enjoying a picnic by a lake with your closest friends … And it doesn’t have to be anywhere far at all either … It could even be in your own home … In your backyard … But it is your special, calm place … A place that you know will bring warmth to your heart … A place where you love to be … Where you feel in total and absolute serenity …

And as your body and mind continues to fall deeper into relaxation … Feel yourself become completely at peace imagining yourself in your special place … Taking in all the senses around you … Sight … Sound … Smell … Taste … And touch … Appreciate all your senses … Allowing you experience the world … Knowing that you are safe and protected here … No worldly distractions … Emptied of all concern … A place where you can be free … All worries left behind …

And now … Allow your lip corners to turn upward ever so gently … Invite a smile to your face … Notice how the smile softens all the muscles in your face … Breath by breath … Notice how your face feels in this moment … Feeling your face and body relax, as you imagine yourself smiling … In your place of joy and comfort … And as you allow for the smile to stay, just notice if there are any emotions that arise … Allow yourself to experience contentment … Cultivating feelings of pure happiness and joy … Being gentle with yourself … Being grateful … Staying in this gentle awareness … Acknowledging that everything you need to be happy is right here … Within your heart … Seeing the good in every situation … And as you radiate this joy from within … Repeat the following affirmations quietly to yourself or in your mind after me …

I am happy and relaxed despite my external circumstances I find it easy to be happy and smile often

I am responsible for my own happiness

I am grounded and centred

I love who I am becoming

When I smile, the whole world smiles with me Happiness comes easily to me

And as this meditation comes to an end, take another deep breath in … And release … Feeling the rise and fall of the chest … Wiggle your fingers and your toes … Stretch your arms and legs in any way that feels comfortable for you … Returning to the sounds around you … Noticing them with gentle awareness … Welcoming sensations … Feelings … Thoughts … And when you are ready, open your eyes … We hope you enjoyed this meditation practice by Starlight Breeze, and may you have a joyful day.

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