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By Thich Nhat Hanh

Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and entirely targeted strategy to introduce teenagers to the calming perform of meditation. built via Zen grasp, top promoting writer, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet includes entire directions for pebble meditation designed to contain youngsters in a hands-on and artistic means that touches on their interconnection with nature. no matter if practiced by myself or with the full relatives, pebble meditation can assist relieve tension, raise focus, nourish gratitude, and will aid little ones take care of tough emotions.

Beautiful colour illustrations through Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

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Space, Free. Recite the keywords silently to yourself as you breathe in and out three times. Space is within you. When we cultivate spaciousness inside and outside of us, we can offer our acceptance and generosity to our beloved ones. Like the moon traveling through the beautiful night sky, we have the capacity for space and freedom no matter where we are. Without freedom, no one can be truly happy. When we touch the space inside of us, we are free. Now place the pebble to your right. After breathing with the four pebbles, you have completed twelve in-breaths and out-breaths.

Try it on the next pages . . Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. Breathing out, I feel fresh. Flower, Fresh. Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain. Breathing out, I feel solid. Mountain, Solid. Breathing in, I see myself as still water. Breathing out, I reflect things as they truly are. Water, Reflecting. Breathing in, I see myself as space. Breathing out, I feel free. Space, Free. PEBBLE MEDITATION PRACTICE SHEET Finish the sentences on the following pages to reflect what each pebble means to you.

If you have a bell with you, invite it to sound as you breathe in and out. Tap the bell lightly once to wake it up, and then a second time, more solidly, to invite a full sound of the bell. While the bell sounds, breathe in and out three times. If you like, you can smile. Try it on the next pages . . Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. Breathing out, I feel fresh. Flower, Fresh. Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain. Breathing out, I feel solid. Mountain, Solid. Breathing in, I see myself as still water.

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