This meditation is part of our 30-Day program to calm the mind. You can click here to get started with the course for free.
Meditation to Release The Past
In this meditation, we will work through a simple visualization technique to release past emotions and negativity, along with any future worries/anxiety, and help you to increase your awareness of Presence and The Eternal Now.
If you like this meditation, you may also be interested in this meditation for present moment awareness, or this meditation to improve your stillness of mind.
Letting Go Meditation Guided Visualization Script – Releasing Past and Future Thoughts
Hello, and welcome to The Joy Within. I’m Kyle Greenfield, and this is Day 18 of our 30 day introduction to meditation.
Today, we continue our experience of The Now, with a simple exercise to hone your awareness, and help you to release past and future thoughts.
To begin, draw your attention to your breath.
Spend a few moments in silence, breathing easily. Without care, or effort.
Simply by taking this time, you bring yourself closer to The Now.
So let us, for a moment, release this attention. Let your mind wander, freely, across your past.
See your life as it has unfolded to this point. Find any extremes that jump out at you. Meaningful milestones, your brightest memories, your highest joys. Let the memory of those moments flicker, rapidly, across your consciousness. A series of snapshopts. Somewhat random, but all interlinked.
Continue this process, allowing into your mind now any moments that may trouble or concern you. Any worries that you have had, challenges you could not overcome. Any guilt, shame, or disappointments you have suffered. See them all, briefly, as symbols, images, split-second reminders of whatever struggles you have faced.
Without focusing on any one of them, step back to see this line of images in its wholeness Its completeness. Its You-ness.
Add in any thoughts you hold about your future, the glimpses of who you might become, both the worries you might have and the excitement, the successes that lay in store. All images are welcome.
Imagine you are zooming-out to see everything at once. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The exciting and the the mundane. The past and the future.
Now, from this stepped back perspective, from the idea that you are zoomed out, floating outside, looking in, seeing everything in its wholeness, I want you to realize a crucial fact.
None of it exists Now.
Either It is past. It is done, and you are beyond it.
Or, it isn’t real. It’s imagined…for better or worse.
No past thought is real.
No future thought is real.
So, choose to let it go. Let it all go. Feel the collection of these moments falling away, as you bring your attention back into your body, and into your breath. Zooming in. Aware. Alive. Present.
Without the past, without the future, this moment is all that is. It is all that ever is.
The real “you-ness” the being-ness, is within you, and you can experience it, right now.
Want to learn more? Check out this post about how to let go of everything in a single breath.