Meditation Number Three: Body Parts

Sit as upright as you like and if you prefer

to put your legs up on the table or to lie in bed

or on the floor that’s OK too.  Don’t worry that your spine

doesn’t look the way it’s supposed to in some

meditation video.  Today we are going to forget

about body parts.  They are only body parts.

If they don’t work the way they’re supposed to

let’s say your knees hurt knees hurt

that’s just how it is or maybe you can’t hear sometimes

especially in loud restaurants and you can’t read lips either

you might have cataracts but remember when you

are breathing in and out that you are not a car which is

only parts after all a car is a car and you are a person

and if you’re looking for a mantra to help with your breathing

you might try I am Not a Car I am Not a Car and then maybe

your worries about body parts might even go away.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


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