Meditation on Breath

Breath;

 

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

 

breath?

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  1. Beautiful. I think I’d like to lead a breath meditation at DHARMAJUNKIES on Weds and have you read this as the central part of it.

    (Pause)

    What do you think?

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