In one of my favorite reads, The Book of Awakening, author Mark Nepo offers us this simple and powerful meditation as an opportunity to take a break from our fast paced lives.
- Place a dry sponge and a glass of water before you. Set them aside for a moment.
- Center yourself by letting the energy of all that feels urgent rush through you. Exhale and try to let it go.
- Now drip a small amount of water on the sponge and, as you breathe slowly, watch how the sponge opens.
- Keep dripping water on the sponge as you breathe slowly, and feel your heart open.
This meditation really speaks to me and I trust that you too will find the time to breathe, slow down and allow your heart to open - to yourSelf, those around you and ALL of creation.