Friday, October 06, 2006

Fri, Oct 6: The Thich Nhat Hahn Meditation, Awareness, 3

This is a sweetie.
Sit, or stand or walk or do the dishes or eat your food.

Don’t talk.

When breathing in, say to yourself, “Breathing in, I relax my body.”

When breathing out, say to yourself, “Breathing out, I smile.”

That’s it. In some Feldenkrais circles “relax” is taken as a vague and useless construct, and this can be substituted:

“Breathing in, I sense and enjoy my body, looking for ease and pleasure.”

“Breathing out, I smile and enjoy the world, looking out for the wonder and miracles of life.”

Something like that. This can certainly cheer up one’s day, as well as keeping one in the present.


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