The key instruction is to stay in the present. Don’t get caught up in hopes of what you’ll achieve and how good your situation will be some day in the future. What you do right now is what matters. – Pema Chödrön, (from Awakening the Heart calendar).
Need more helping staying in the “right now”? Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware in the present moment. It’s a type of brain exercise and can help us to remain calm during the ebbs and flows of a busy day. Our hammered sterling silver bracelet hand stamped with “Moment by Moment,” will inspire you to turn your attention again and again to what is going on within and around you right now.
The beloved Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, often describes the meditation bell as an “invitation to mindfulness.” By listening deeply to the sound of the bell, we return to our self. At Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh’s retreat center and monastery in France), the “Bell of Mindfulness” rings from time to time during the day, and conversations stop while everyone pauses for three mindful breaths. Our mindfulness bell necklace makes a very quiet tingle that will serve as an invitation to return to the present moment.
In this pocket-sized collection of books, three of the world’s most eminent and well-loved Buddhist teachers — H.H. the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Pema Chödrön — offer short teachings on mindfulness, meditation, and living in the present moment.