Friday, June 13, 2008

Looking for the last time

Imagine that you will never see your friends or your loved ones again. Now, follow these steps:
  1. Sit quietly, take a few deep breaths, and close your eyes.
  2. Let the usual thoughts, feelings, and preoccupations that surround you disperse like fog on a sunny morning.
  3. Look at the objects and people in your field of vision as though for the last time.
  4. How do they appear to you? How do you feel? What thoughts go through your mind?
  5. Consider the beauty and preciousness of this moment, which is the only one you have.
  6. Reflect on the recognition that every moment is like this one.
  7. As you finish this meditation, let whatever insights you’ve gained continue to suffuse your experience

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