Breath to Breath: But when we learn to surrender to one simple object

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JANUARY 20, 2011

Ginza, Tokyo: Photograph by Navid Baraty

A rainy business day during the lunch hour in Ginza, Tokyo
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“Many people come to meditation expecting some complex practice leading to an extraordinary experience.
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They can’t believe they’re just supposed to sit there and watch the breath.
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But when we learn to surrender to one simple object, we begin to see how useful this skill is in other aspects of our lives.
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How many times do we brush our teeth, go to the bathroom, put on our clothes, make the bed?
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Our days are dominated by such ordinary and repetitive activity, which we generally handle by going on automatic pilot.
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That means that we miss out on much of our lives.
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This practice teaches us to stay fresh in the midst of all routine activity, really to live our lives.
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One response to this post.

  1. Beautifully put!

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