When we’re swept away by our stresses and anxieties, making the time to pause and calm down can seem like a challenge—even if we know it’s exactly what we need. If you find yourself in this situation, try to take just two minutes to give yourself a bliss break.
Breathe easily and freely focusing on your in-breaths and out-breaths. Absorb Thay’s words and the sound of the bell with each inhale, releasing all the tensions in your body with each exhale.
To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem
To meditate means to observe
Your smile proves it
It proves that you are being gentle with yourself
That the sun of awareness is shining in you
That you have control of your situation
You are yourself
And you have acquired some peace.