Just taking a moment to enjoy the pond at Jikkō-in temple. ...
In this very moment respiration’s alive,
An elixir so potent your being can thrive —
Life force is inhaled as old toxins release,
An impermanent whisper that will one day cease...
But there is a space that is not either one,
Exhale is moon and inhale is sun...
Consider the moment just before dawn,
Feel into the pause right after you yawn...
What sustains your breathing is not your breath —
It’s the part that remains; even long after death...
Our inborn impulse to drink in the air,
Is a mystical miracle that came from somewhere!
If you want to catch a glimpse and a taste —
Of this profoundly ecstatic and effortless place —
Then observe the GAP - the ultimate link,
Between inhale and exhale —
Between thoughts that you think...
A fertile oasis of silent potential,
The tapestry of existence is not accidental —
So go on and try this wise meditation,
Right in the middle lies deep inspiration —
But the most important teaching of this technique,
Is you must not make it something you seek! 👀
All effort and trying will surely suppress,
The chance of achieving eternal success...💥 ...