Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)
We all know how to breathe, without a doubt it is as familiar as our hands or our seeing. I have worked with breath in meditation for fifteen years or so and I have recently discovered a whole new depth. That song a whole new world is now ringing through my mind!
I was doing the Taoist breathing methods as taught by the venerable Bruce Kumar Frantzis. I read his book again recently, and found a few audiobooks and guided meditations which was exciting. I worked with Taoist meditation I think before I came across vanilla Buddhist meditation (mindfulness of breathing and metta)
So in a sense it was a trip down memory lane, and in a sense it was literally a whole new world inside my body. Continue reading Taoist Breathing Meditation