This is a short follow-up post to Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching on “inviting” the bell to sound:
If you have a computer in the room where you meditate, there are some very good (and free) software programs you can use to have your computer “invite the bell” for you.
In long meditation sessions, I often use one of these programs to have a bell sound a regular intervals. I also have the program set to sound the bell at intervals throughout the day.
When I hear the bell (and you can customize the sound, if you like), I stop, breathe deeply, smile, mindfully celebrating the present moment. The bell’s sounding is a wonderful way to come back to oneself and to remember to be mindful, not only at the bell’s sounding, but in whatever I’m doing—even working at the computer!
Apologies to PC owners, but since I own an Apple Macintosh, these software programs are Mac specific. But I have no doubt there are great programs like this for the PC, and I would welcome comments here pointing to PC freeware or shareware programs.
To find out about this software click here: