| Sit comfortably and quietly with palms
up and open, placed on knees, like empty bowls. Open the
mouth slightly and touch the tongue to the roof of the
mouth, behind the front teeth. Pay attention to the breath.
Let the lungs breathe with no effort on your part. Breath
is object of awareness. Simply watch the movement of breath.
As you are watching the movement of your breath, pay attention
to the tip of your nose. Just be aware of the touch of
air going into the nose. Cool air going in, warm air coming
out. Sit this way, quietly, observing breath, for about
After 5 minutes, follow the breath. Go
with the air into the nose, throat, heart, diaphragm,
deep down into the belly behind the belly button, where
you will experience a natural stop. Stay in this stop
for a fraction of a second, then follow the breath on
exhalation, as it reverses its course up from the belly
behind the diaphragm, heart, throat, out through the
nose. and out of the body to about 9" in front
of the nose to a second stop.
The first stop is behind the belly button,
the second stop is outside the body in space. At these
two stops, breath stops. At these two stops, time stops.
Movement of breath is time. In these two stops, only
existence is present. In these two stops you are surrounded
by peace and love. In these stops, God is present. In
these stops you become like an empty bowl. The moment
you become like an empty bowl, the divine lips can touch
you. God will seek you and pour benediction into you.
Let the lungs breathe and you become the empty bowl.
Practice this meditation for 15 minutes in the morning
and in the evening. As you practice this meditation,
over the days, weeks, months, you will find your time
in the stops naturally prolonging until eventually inner
and outer will merge at the 3rd eye and everything will
happen within you.
You may also practice this meditation
in a prone position.