• Thinking about thinking is not meditation.
  • Try a meditation on meeting yourself for the first time. Close your eyes and imagine attending a party. A friend comes over and introduces you to yourself. What are your first impressions? How does the conversation go? From this neutral viewpoint, what are the strengths and weaknesses you see in yourself. After the meditation, use this awareness as a basis for change.
  • In this twentieth century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf, is an unforgettable experience. (Frederick Franck)
  • Live and eat in mindfulness so that you are worthy to receive the food.


Set the timer for a silent meditation that starts and ends with bells.




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