We sense the body not to become more relaxed, though that is a by-product. We sense the body to become aware of the one who knows the sensing.
We follow the breath not to come into stillness although that too is a by-product. No, we follow the breath to come to know the one to which everything appears.
And we witness the mind, the thoughts, not to become more silent but to come to be silence itself.
We witness all that we are not and thus, be, knowingly that which we are. We sense the body, follow the breath and witness the mind to become aware of our own true nature not as an object to be seen but as the ultimate subjectivity.
This post is from a collection of essays, stories, insights and poems that have occurred to me along the Way titled From Lemurs to Lamas: Confessions of a Bodhisattva.