For a few minutes several times a day, take a break from what you are doing, sit or stand comfortably, and follow, sense, your breathing and all its subtle movements without trying to change it in any way. As your awareness embraces your breathing throughout your body, notice how you become quieter inside, less identified with your thoughts and feelings and the habitual stories you tell yourself. Once you become accustomed to working in this way during these “breaks,” pay attention to your breathing in the middle of action. Notice how much more present to the situation you become. This practice can transform your life.
Copyright 2013 by Dennis Lewis