When I meditate, I focus on my breath.
All living beings have some sort of breath,
some in and out, some give and take.
Even amoeba are permeable,
they participate in an exchange
of gases and molecules.
All living things are composed of cells.
Plant cells are more prism than prison,
taking in light and converting it to energy.
Plant cells have walls, but cell-to-cell talk
still takes place. Even epidermal cells,
protecting the leaf surface, allow light in.
When we build walls, there are always
openings, small channels that connect
one side to the other. When there is a blockage
in the human heart or the lungs, it often leads to death.
How do we open these passages, return to