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Glass sculpture

Sharon Salzberg on the effort involved in following the breath:

“Sometimes in my own practice, I use this image of holding something very fragile and precious in my hand, like a delicate glass sculpture. If I hold it too tightly, it would shatter. But if I were to get lazy or negligent and let my hand fall open, it would fall and break. So I just cradle it, I'm in touch with it, I cherish it. And so too, we are with each breath. We don't want to grab it too tight or be too loose, or too energized or too relaxed. We meet this moment and we meet this breath and we cherish it one breath at a time.”

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