Let the mind rest - and watch what happens

I’d tried to make a habit of meditating before; this time, I sought expert advice.

A place for a quiet moment at the BenTen Residences, a traditional townhouse for travellers in Kyoto, Japan. PHOTO: JANICE TAY
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Days of keeping a distance from people, spending hours in a small room on a chair - after two years of self-isolation, I decided to do a few more months of it.

From late March, as Covid-19 case numbers fell, Japan began to relax its social curbs and border controls. But with time seemingly up and running again also came the sense that it was running out.

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