May this new year be soft with light, just tempered enough to tap us all awake. Now and now and now!
Thich Nhat Hanh uses the telephone as a mindfulness bell. It rings. He breathes three full breaths before answering.
This may be a busy time of year. Create your own mindfulness bell. Tap a ring within. Pause. Breathe three conscious breaths, and on your way you go, a cheerio with wings.