Drowning in Air

It took quite a while to quiet my mind, which tells me that I am not sustaining that centeredness that Thanissaro writes of. But when I fill the whole body with the Breath, everything calms and I want to stay. Tonight I felt a sense of drowning, drooling, and not having enough air, but I remembered that this is an illusion. Thanissaro speaks of a “drowning” sensation during meditation. But the body will take what it needs from the surrounding energy.

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