This weekend, my husband, Chris, decided to listen to a talk
on meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn .
" technique of meditation is deceptively simple. Take a sixty-seconds, and listen to your breathing. Yep, that's it. Want to try again? Here's goes. Listen to your breathing, without changing anything. What is it about stopping to notice our breathing that causes so many giggles, disruptions and seemingly unavoidable coughs and sighs? Can we sit with these happenings and allow them? Whether
we are new to meditation or we have our own ways of coming to rest ourselves in the moment, mindfulness is a choice. As you've read here, and thought, and breathed, we have had a dialog. We may be aware of our inner dialog, our thoughts about what we read and are doing, this is one form of mindfulness. My husband fell asleep, so did I, an "occupational hazard" of meditation, Dr. Kabat-Zinn said graciously in his talk. It's all okay. As the title of one of his books says, "Wherever you go, there you are".