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21: The Boxes We Were Raised In

We are brought into this world by humans who want to protect us and see us succeed. They teach us in the path they know and have followed. As we grow up, sometimes this path – or box – no longer serves us.

We all have to find our own way. Separate from your family of origin, who are you? What do you stand for? What do you believe in?

This week’s episode of Breathe In, Breathe Out encourages you to think critically of all the boxes you were raised in in order to live your truest, authentic life possible.


Think meditation is hard? Do me a favor, take a slow deep breath in and now breathe out. Congratulations. You just meditated. Hi, I’m Krystal Jakosky and this is Breathe In, Breathe Out: a weekly mindfulness and meditation podcast for anyone ready to own their own shit and find a little peace while doing it.

Hello and welcome back to Breathe In, Breathe Out. I’m Krystal Jakosky. Fire alarms are fabulous until they’re not. They quietly sit up there on the ceiling or high on a wall. They watch over us. They keep us safe. And then before they’re unable to continue doing their duty. They let off this most annoying high-pitched shrill beep. And the challenge with this, the shrill beep is that it’s not steady. It beeps. And then 30 seconds later, it beeps again. And then a little while later, it beeps again. And you have this maddening, frustrating time trying to figure out which fire alarm is beeping and trying to change the batteries.

And more often than not, these things go off in the middle of the night. Absolutely. You are curled up in a delicious, warm bed. You’re so thrilled. You may have been sleeping and kind of jolted out of a really deep sleep. And that beep just wakes you up and you really want to just kind of rollover and nudge somebody else and make them be the one to go track down this beeping that just will not shut up. And you really hope that you don’t have to get the big ladder from out in the garage or wherever it’s stored to reach this annoying yet so perfect device that just keeps you safe.

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