man-1156543_640Create a private, quiet moment for yourself. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Breathe gently into yourself. Listen to and feel the quiet spaces between your breathing. Sink into the silence and the stillness.

Now allow yourself to hear the sounds around you. Listen. Just listen to each and every sound intently. Then allow your listening to shift as you listen for the spaces between the sounds. Whether the spaces of silence are of short or long duration, let your full attention be captured by them. It is in the space that you find rest.

Now breathe without focus, simply being present with whatever sounds pass by. Notice the symphony of life—a bit chaotic at times and a bit harmonious at other times. Simply witness the symphony that is playing. Then once again become aware of the spaces—the rests—between the sounds.

When you feel at peace with space between the sounds, allow your attention to once more become aware of your body, feeling the physical nature of your body. Breathe deeply, exhaling through your mouth. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes. Live from the calm peace of the rests—the spaces between the sounds.