The Amayori Sento — Rituals for the Shower

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Meditating In the Shower - My Shower Ritual

  I have always had an on / off relationship with what I call “proper” meditation. Though I have studied it and practiced it over the years, I have to admit that there are moments when I just can’t get into it. Like many, I find it hard to quiet my mind, especially when there are hundreds of wonderful things I could be doing.     When I was traveling in Japan and was introduced to bathing rituals, I felt like I had found my home. Bathing in Japan is considered a form of meditation and is treated as such. At the same time, it’s effortless. Being surrounded by water is calming, healing, and relaxing. With intentional bathing, it’s almost...

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