It is impossible to meditate
because meditation is not
just another thing to do.
Meditation is the opposite of doing.
So how do you do something
which cannnot be done ?
Ask yourself this question:
"What is already happening in me
that is effortless ?"
because the easiest way to experience
complete conscious effortlessness
is to become aware
of what is already happening effortlessly
all of the time.
Choosing where to put your awareness
is the highest practice of intelligence.
This is true wisdom.
So we are very familiar with the results
of our attention always being focussed on
external objects and events
or internal thoughts and emotions
so what else is there ?
It is the body's breathing process
which is our gateway and anchor
to the state of joyful effortlessness
and this breathing process
will always lead us directly back
to the warm sense of aliveness
in our body
and to the subtle experience of peace
in our heart.
Our breath is the bridge
between the physical and spiritual worlds
so the more time we spend
being aware of our breathing
without trying to change or control it
and the more time we spend
actually feeling the physical pulse of life
moving within our heart and body
(especially in our hands)
the easier it becomes for us to enjoy
resting in our natural state
of effortless peace...
...the state of meditation.