Inspiration. Every breath you take.
"Notice the next breath," said Sam Harris, in this morning's guided meditation in the Waking Up App.
I took a deep breath and noticed it.
But from where did I take it?
And from where did I notice it?
I took another breath.
Did someone give those breaths to me?
"I gave you breath," God said. "I give you breath. I give everyone breath."
I took another breath and noticed it carefully. I maintained awareness throughout. It was delightful.
"I'm inspired," said the breath.
Since the breath was inspired, did that mean I was inspiring?
"You're inspiring me," said the breath.
"You're inspiring to me," said a reader.
Then I saw what had been inspired along with the breath.
This: We live in a world of inspiration.
Trees, birds, mice, all inspiring.
I'm inspired by that which inspires.
Thanks to the breath, I'm inspired to write this. And I’m inspired, thanks to you, who I imagine might read this.
I take another breath.
I say: take a breath, reader.
Keep inspiring and keep being inspired.
With every breath you take.
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