While I was sitting by the creek at my forest cabin over the weekend, I learned a new breath meditation. The creek taught me to breathe like water.
Admittedly, this takes a bit of imagination, but give it a try.
I begin by imagining that my breath pours into me from the top of my head like a cool, clear stream. As it fills me up, it flows into every part of my internal being, spreading out from my lungs into organs, limbs, tissue, muscles, joints, skin, circulatory and nervous systems, even every cell – all the way from the top of my head to the tips of my fingers and toes.
As it flows and fills, it washes everything clean, purifying as it goes, leaving everything sparkling with light and carrying away any waste, toxin, density.
I am bathed with every wave of breath, refreshed and renewed.
I bowed to the creek with gratitude for such a blessing.
May your love for me be
the scent of the evening sea
through a quiet window
so i do not have to run
or chase or fall
… to feel you
all i have to do