Pebble Meditation Song

"Pebble Meditation" appears on our EARTH album. This song shares Thich Nhat Hanh's wonderful Pebble Meditation practice, combined with some new lyrics. I have taught this practice to my own children and the families with whom I share mindfulness, and it is deep and powerful and relaxing and magical and fun and loving! 

Please check out the wonderful books listed below if you want to learn more about the practice and/or teach it to your children. 

Some lyrics reprinted from "Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children" (2011) by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community with permission of Parallax Press, Berkeley, California. www.parallax.org 

Some lyrics reprinted from "A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles" (2012) by Thich Nhat Hanh with permission of Parallax Press, Berkeley, California,  www.parallax.org.

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Lyrics:

Verse 1 
Breathing in, I see myself as a flower 
Breathing out, I feel fresh and new 
Breathing in, I see myself as a flower 
Breathing out, I feel fresh and new 

Flower, fresh 
Flower, fresh 
Flower, fresh 

Verse 2 
Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain 
Breathing out, I feel solid and sure 
Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain 
Breathing out, I feel solid and sure 

Mountain, solid 
Mountain, solid 
Mountain, solid 

Verse 3 
Breathing in, I see myself as still water 
Breathing out, I reflect things as they are 
Breathing in, I see myself as still water 
Breathing out, I reflect things as they are 

Still water, reflecting 
Still water, reflecting 
Still water, reflecting 

Verse 4 
Breathing in, I see myself as space 
Breathing out, I feel free 
Breathing in, I see myself as space 
Breathing out, I feel free 

Space, free 
Space, free 
Space, free 

Bridge 
Fresh, solid, reflecting and free 
Patient, understanding, full of generosity 
Peaceful and grateful, kind awake and true 
Full of love for me, and full of love for you 
Joyful and mindful, remembering how to be 
Fresh, solid, reflecting and free

Credits:

​Copyright 2016 Charity Kahn

Released April 22, 2016 (Earth Day!)

Track #9 on the "Charity and the JAMband" album EARTH: Songs for the Earth and All Beings


Charity Kahn: Vocals

Daryn Roven: Guitars

Paul Lamb: Bass

Daryn: Engineer/Mix/Master

Daryn and Charity: Production

Artwork: Charity

Some lyrics reprinted from "Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children" (2011) by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community with permission of Parallax Press, Berkeley, California. www.parallax.org 

Some lyrics reprinted from "A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles" (2012) by Thich Nhat Hanh with permission of Parallax Press, Berkeley, California,  www.parallax.org.