Sometimes the best meditation is observing nature. I found myself doing that a lot today at various points along the St. Lawrence River here in Northern NY. I stood in the refreshing water and just was. I watched the waves roll in. I followed ducks along a dock. I wondered at the thrill felt by a seagull wheeling over the misty water.
My annoying cough may make standard meditation impractical, but there are other ways to calm the soul and rekindle our connection to the kindreds.
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