Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home Meditation Space by Thich Nhat Hanh Part 4


We can use reminders to help us stop during the day.
When you've set up a reminder to help you stop - whether it's an altar, the chimes of a clock, a bell, a sitting corner, or a picture on the wall - don't forget to breathe.
Some people even use the sound of birds singing, dogs barking, an airplace flying overhead, or a siren as reminders. You can hang a sign on the wall that says 'Breathe' or download the sound of a bell to your computer or your phone, and set it to ring every so often.
Even if you only stop and focus on your breathing for a few breaths, or for a minute or two 
it is very valuable.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. Sitting is about creating space. Our minds crave it. Our bodies do too. Space holds energy in the objects. To create a physical space frees our perception and the energy of objects is not so strong in space that we purposely make empty.