Last night, during our first volunteer training session at Zen Hospice, zen teacher Jana Drakka taught us this very simple mindfulness practice:
Focusing on breath, just become aware of,
"Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out."
"Breathing in a long breath, I know I am breathing in a long breath. Breathing out a long breath, I know I am breathing out a long breath."
"Breathing in a short breath, I know I am breathing in a short breath. Breathing out a short breath, I know I am breathing out a short breath."
Eyes opened. To be practiced anywhere, any time.
She learned it from Thich Nhat Hanh, in his book Breathe You Are Alive, a commentary on Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing.
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