Choosing to meditate is one of the few supreme gifts that we can give ourselves. For that matter, choosing to cultivate meditation and Awareness is a gift to all people and creatures in our lives and to the world. For that reason, smile when you sit to meditate! Feel your heart; it has been instrumental in this moment. Heart has opened the mind to the possibilities of the moment as it is: simply, gentle, nothing here but you, breath, and presence.
We renew the online meditations with Smile, the first step of fourteen in The Practice of Living Awareness. We begin with the simplicity of the gift of meditation. *For more on The Practice of Living Awareness, go to its blog: LivingAwarenessMeditation or to Spirit Fire.