A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and fully special strategy to introduce childrens to the calming perform of meditation. constructed by means of Zen grasp, most sensible promoting writer, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet comprises whole directions for pebble meditation designed to contain little ones in a hands-on and inventive manner that touches on their interconnection with nature. no matter if practiced on my own or with the total relations, pebble meditation may also help relieve rigidity, raise focus, nourish gratitude, and will aid youngsters take care of tricky 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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Each time you finish practicing pebble meditation, put the pebbles into your bag until the next time you practice. BREATHING IN, BREATHING OUT Words: Thich Nhat Hanh Music: Betsy Rose RESOURCES FOR FAMILY PRACTICE Related Books from Parallax Press and Plum Blossom Books: Anh’s Anger by Gail Silver A Basket of Plums by Thich Nhat Hanh Child’s Mind by Christopher Willard The Coconut Monk by Thich Nhat Hanh Each Breath a Smile by Sister Susan The Hermit and the Well by Thich Nhat Hanh Mindful Movements by Thich Nhat Hanh A Pebble for Your Pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh Planting Seeds by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community Steps and Stones by Gail Silver The Sun in My Belly by Sister Susan PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHILDREN Individuals, families, and young people are invited to practice the art of mindful living in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at retreat communities in France and the United States.

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. Underneath each sentence, draw a picture of yourself being that image from nature.

Each human being should have enough tranquility to be truly happy. With the third pebble, we cultivate stillness and calm. SPACE The last pebble represents space and freedom. Space is freedom, and freedom is the foundation of true happiness. Without freedom, our happiness is not complete. We want to be free from fear, anger, despair, and worries. Breathing in, you can bring a lot of space into yourself. Breathing out, you can bring a lot of space to your beloved ones. If you love someone, try to offer him more space within and around him, and he will be happy.

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