Going nowhere during quarantine? How about travelling inward.
Mindful of each breath. Mindful of each step. Mindful of each thought.
Today we have so many technologies, the mobile phone, whatsapp, zoom. But do we really connect? We forget that our mind and body are connected. “Our body is here but our mind is somewhere else. We easily get caught up in our work, our plans, our anxieties. Our breadth is the bridge connecting our body and our mind.”
Meditation can be taken out of the retreat and into the kitchen and the office. Thich ask “How can we practice in a way that removes the barrier between practice and non-practice.”
A friend does walking meditation between business appointments, walking mindfully between buildings and as a result his meetings are often pleasant and successful.
Meditations do not need to be around a mandala or even in a maze. They can be part of our daily life.
May All Beings
“How to See”, “How to Walk”, “How to Connect”, Series by Thich Nhat Hanh