If you’re busy spend an hour a day in nature; but if you’re very busy, spend two hours a day!
Hello to you listening in Hadera City, Israel! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday. They say, “If you’re busy spend an hour a day in nature. If you’re very busy, spend two hours a day.”
I have a few tips to help you begin to practice Time Out.
Start small by being gentle with yourself. Taking a few minutes to breathe in and out mindfully – aware of your breath entering and leaving your body – might one day become your daily meditation practice.
Consciously give your body a rest. Invite your feet to touch the earth. Encourage your shoulders to drop down. And, if you don’t quite feel like smiling, turn up one corner of your mouth and soon the other will follow.
The power of the pause. My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh pauses before he turns a door handle to enter a room, pauses on the threshold of that room before he enters, pauses before he gives a dharma teaching.
Question: What else can you do to slow down your own busy good self?
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