Snow requires no effort of the sky. It coalesces and falls. On the other hand, we effort ceaselessly. In one regard, how human beings strive, push, effort, and do is a primary bane. In meditation practice, one efforts, aspires, and applies a technique along with due diligence, patience, and acceptance each time one sits or does a walking practice. We do so in order to experience all of the above because becoming of aware is the purpose of meditation.
Today’s sitting is a release, like the snow from the sky, like the warmth within sunshine, like breath releasing into the world.