in a stable, comfortable upright position
and breathe in
perfectly and completely aware of breathing in?
perfectly and completely aware of breathing out
you continue this
for maybe 3-5-10 times, just as you like?
Possibly you do not even want to stop so soon
just like a little paper boat Floating by on a river,
wearing little flags which just “lable” your thoughts in
“past” or “future” …
and then go back
breathing in knowing you’re breathing in
breathing out knowing you are breathing out
How does this feel for you?
What happens inside?
Yes, there will be thoughts.
Possibly: tons of
Possibly hurtful or angry ones
having those little flags attached where you can put your thoughts
without giving them a closer look
You might, like in this photo of this mountain hike
not know what comes next
Another angry Memory? Another sad note?
Or maybe a happy one? Or maybe the raisins in your breakfast and the laundry to make?
Every time you catch yourself getting caught
in past, future, planning, analyzing, attachment, resistance
be kind to yourself
and kindly return to
breathing in knowing you are breathing in
How does it feel in your body?
There is a good Chance
that your thougths stop coming
that you feel peaceful
that you feel connected without having to think the word “connected”
that you are able to have a very deep look – like into very clear water
which lets you look down to the ground
I love to do all this
almost every evening
How about you?
What is Meditation to you and how do you practice?