Introduction: Welcome to this anxiety reduction meditation, where we will focus on grounding ourselves in the present moment and letting go of judgments and stories that contribute to feelings of unease. Find a comfortable position, gently close your eyes, and take a deep breath to begin this calming journey. Guided Meditation: Breathe and Ground: Close your eyes and take a slow, deep breath in, allowing the sound of my voice to anchor you in the present moment. Exhale slowly, and let go of any distractions. Make yourself the priority for the next few minutes. Focus on Your Breath: Take deep breaths, inhaling deeply and feeling your lungs expand. Hold for a moment, and exhale, releasing any tension or stress. Feel the journey of each breath through your body, noticing areas where you might hold stress or anxiety. Releasing Control: Understand that anxiety often arises when we feel out of control. Resist the urge to control the situation further. Acknowledge any judgments you hold about the situation causing anxiety and allow them to drop away. Let go of any stories you’ve been telling yourself as well. Embrace Curiosity: Look at the situation again without judgment or preconceived stories. Embrace curiosity, exploring the situation with fresh eyes. Notice how the anxiety changes when you approach it with curiosity rather than judgment. Clarity and Direction: Embrace the silence and open yourself up to clarity and direction. Focus on the very next step you need to take, rather than overwhelming yourself with all the steps at once. Trust that you have everything you need in this moment. Breathing to Find Ease: Continue to breathe deeply throughout the meditation. Whenever you get distracted by thoughts, gently acknowledge them, and return your attention to your breath. Breathing can help you find ease and comfort during times of anxiety. Conclusion: As you come to the end of this meditation, remember to release judgments and stories that amplify anxiety. Trust in the present moment, and recognize that you have the tools you need to navigate any situation. When you feel anxious in the future, take a moment to focus on your breath and allow yourself to find calm and clarity. When you’re ready, open your eyes, feeling refreshed and at ease. Thank you for joining this meditation, and may you have a wonderful day ahead.

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