This week we are pausing for 3 breaths each time we hear a "mindfulness bell."
In taking up this task, please be creative about what a "bell" could mean, practically speaking, in your ordinary, daily life. For instance, if you work in an office, perhaps the telephone ringing could signal an opportunity to take at least 1-2 breaths before answering. If you work in a kitchen, sometimes a dish or pot clanging against something can sound bell-like. The point is to find some signal and use that as an opportunity to come back into the body and the breath -- at least for a moment.
(I've heard that there also the possibility of downloading a free mindfulness bell application for the i-phone...)
With any of the mindfulness tasks, the main thing is to try them out wholeheartedly and see the richness that is there -- see what we learn from engaging with the activity.
Yours in the Dharma,
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