The rhythm of my being

Your breathing is an aspect of nature, as natural as a whale breathing as it swims by.

Some time – any time – pause in the midst of your day.

Pause for a minute at the beginning or end of the day.

Notice the rhythm of your breathing, and sense what you like about it.

Play with tiny changes – do you like to extend the rhythm here or there,

Shorten the in breath, or make the turn from in to out, or out to in.

Then go back to letting the breath have its own rhythm and simply appreciate it.

After a minute of noticing and enjoying the breath, think the thought,

“This is the rhythm of my being.”