meditation is a practice
coming back to reality ~
here i am.
this is my breath coming in
and going out.
this is my body aching or at rest.
hearing the sounds of this moment.
taking care of oneself in this reality ~
i feel my body. i feel any tension or pain.
i hold it with tenderness and breathe into it
and breathe out of it.
i hear the confusion in my mind.
thoughts racing nowhere.
i hold this feeling with understanding
letting go and coming back to my breath.
i hear the lovely sounds of life around me.
i am grateful and smile.
staying open to reality ~
my heart has the capacity to hold
the entire world and all of life.
my mind, the wisdom to let go.
i stay open to the present,
trusting life and my true nature,
trusting the capacity of my heart to
stay open and grow.
and in this space of understanding
– in this openness –
i am able to be of benefit
to others’ well being
and their end to suffering
as well as my own.