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When I Breathe

When I breathe are you there?
In the stillness of the house as it settles,
Whether the afternoon drone of distant lawnmower
Or in the burning of a candle late at night,
I stop and listen
And feel what is around me,
And wonder,
'are you there? '

(4.30.8 Inner Thoughts)

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Rahma Kushtana 09 April 2017

Nice depth of thought in these words. How wonderful when we can feel what is around us. As my mentor, Tony Samara says, As we make each full and complete breath with awareness we take our greatest leap towards enlightenment dis-identifying from that which limits us from being totally present. Let's keep breathing!

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Viola Grey 09 August 2008

there's something so gently haunting in this piece...nice work

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Mark Nwagwu 08 August 2008

You breathe him so you don't see him

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