Our world is so complicated, it can be quite a challenge to find the simple gesture or moment that allows you to refresh and refocus.  Recently I happened upon a guided meditation featuring the chime of a bell that helped bring me to do just that.  It’s simple to download and takes about 10 minutes to go through the exercise. 

When it was over I felt a sense of calm and peacefulness and I highly recommend it. You can find an explanation of the exercise here and a discussion of contemplative practices here.   

You can find other guided meditations from the Center hereThe bell meditation is guided by physicist Arthur Zajonc who is also the academic director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.