The Bells of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the root of all the methods that tame the mind. First it focuses the mind. Then it eases the mind. Finally it is the luminous nature, beyond thoughts. ~Paul Rinpoche~
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the art of staying in the moment. Accepting what is. Because it is already here. Regaining focus, bringing peace and centredness. The practice of mindfulness through meditation defuses our negativity, aggression, and turbulent emotions. The following method The Bells of Mindfulness is a simple method of mindfulness you can do anywhere at any time, and pefect for us with busy lifestyles..
"The bell of mindfulness is the voice of the Buddha calling us back to ourselves. We have to respect each sound of the bell, stop our thinking and talking, and get in touch with ourselves, breathing and smiling. This is not a Buddha from the outside. It is our own Buddha calling us home." —Thich Nhat Hanh
Bells of Mindfulness In Thich Nhat Hanh’s Buddhist tradition they use temple bells to remind them to come back to the present moment. Every time they hear the bell, they stop talking, stop their thinking, and return to themselves, breathing in and out, and smiling. Whatever they are doing, they pause for a moment and just enjoy breathing. Sometimes they also recite this verse “Listen, listen. This wonderful sound brings me back to my true self.” If you have a bell at home, you can practice breathing and smiling with its lovely sound. This is a simple practice to find peace, calm and bring your mind back to the present moment..~~Thich Nhat Hanh~~
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