Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Today as Meditation

Meditation is this attention in which there is an awareness, without choice, of the movement of all things, the cawing of the crows, the electric saw ripping through the wood, the trembling of leaves, the noisy stream, a boy calling, the feelings, the motives, the thoughts chasing each other and going deeper, the awareness of total consciousness.  

And in this attention, time as yesterday pursuing in the space of tomorrow and the twisting and turning of consciousness has become quiet and still.  In this stillness there is an immeasurable, not comparable movement; a movement that has no being, that's the essence of bliss and death and life.

-J. Krishnamurti, Seeing with the Observer, From "Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path" (Ed. John Welwood)

Today, releasing judgment, I move into my mundane world and live my life as a meditation.  I breathe into the vast spaciousness that is my life.  

If only for a minute, will you join me?

Namaste.