Gratitude Meditaiton

Breathing in, I feel gratitude
Breathing out, I feel generous

Breathing in, I smile
Breathing out, I am home.

This one, like all, begins with awareness of breath. In. Out.
Awareness of breathing = awareness of being alive. Right now I feel so
grateful to be alive.  No need to put it into words. My job’s just to
experience it. To enjoy. And as I do so, I feel myself living more
fully. Not skimping.  I feel my heart open, towards myself and all
Letting go of my breath, I recognize, understand, and let go of all
my yearnings for whatever I thought might make me happy.  If only
this; if only that. I realize instead just being alive is sufficient
cause for joy. And I en-joy fully this warm feeling, the feeling of
coming home. Arriving, in the here and in the now, with every breath,
at my own door.  A snail may seem little, and quiet, yet can teach a
very big lesson: we bring our home along, wherever we go.




© 2013, Gary Gach

Gary Gach is a writer, poet, and a brother in the Order of Interbeing. He leads the Mindfulness Fellowship in San Francisco on Tuesday mornings from 9-10:30 AM and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM. Enjoy sitting, walking, and sharing with Gary at the Aquatic Park Center.

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