If Meditation is difficult to come by
If you find that meditation does not come easily in your city room,
be inventive and go out into nature. Nature is always an unfailing
fountain of inspiration. To calm your mind, go for a walk at dawn in
the park, or watch the dew on a rose in a garden. Lie on the ground
and gaze up into the sky, and let your mind expand into its
spaciousness. Let the sky outside awaken a sky inside your mind.
Stand by a stream and mingle your mind with its rushing; become one
with its ceaseless sound. Sit by a waterfall and let its healing
laughter purify your spirit. Walk on a beach and take the sea wind
full and sweet against your face. Celebrate and use the beauty of
moonlight to poise your mind. Sit by a lake or in a garden and,
breathing quietly, let your mind fall silent as the moon comes up
majestically and slowly in the cloudless night.