Sending My Heart Along with the Sound of the Bell

Some need 8 or 10 years of therapy to find happiness
while many of us can find it within a few breaths ~Thich Nhat Hanh
big bell's reflection

big bell’s reflection

Ahh, to play simply

from one heart to all others’;
a joyous sound of compassion
for ourself, for all.

How wonderful to be a musician
offering vibrations which soothe
align, ease, melt, support
those who stand, sit, lie, or walk.

Tingsha/s reflecting

Tingsha’s reflecting

I send my heart along
with the sound of this bell.
May the hearer’s awaken
from forgetfulness
and transcend the path
of anxiety and sorrow.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

mini bell

mini bell

Here’s a brand new, clear and complete bell master lesson from Jo-ann Rosen I produced to lead meditations for oneself or a group of friends.

While an actual bell is of value,
we can also use any sight, sound or sense
such as a birdsong, sunset, scent of a rose
or flashing, red brake light
as a bell of mindfulness.
Reminding us to stop
enjoy our breath
bringing mind & body together
returning to our true address of life,
happiness and freedom,
this present moment.

I look forward to returning next week and share 
about the annual mindfulness in education conference in Washington, DC.

singing bowl
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24 thoughts on “Sending My Heart Along with the Sound of the Bell

  1. viewpacific

    I’ve never heard a clearer description of the inviting of the bell. Thank you.
    It’s wonderful how the sound can bring forth mindfulness as well as heartfulness.

    Reply
  2. elisepeeples

    Yes, I like that simple poem

    How wonderful to be a musician
    offering vibrations which soothe
    align, ease, melt, support
    those who stand, sit, lie, or walk.

    What greater work/play is there?

    Reply
  3. Karen Wan

    Watching the video reminded me how every action we take can be sacred, including the sounding of bells. I thought it was lovely. Thank you for sharing this!

    Reply

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