Somewhere along the way,
Amidst the breaking waves,
In a fragment of time where the field of experience
Softened and expanded,
I fell back into the current of life.
The wind and my breath were one,
The sun radiated through my veins,
The earth held me with warmth and generosity.
Every cell quivered with full participation in life,
And came to rest in the deep well of stillness in my heart.
Written after my first day of practising meditation with open eyes, on retreat with John Welwood in the Hudson Valley, New York State, August 2016.