This morning's meditation reading was taken from Eckhart Tolle's book, "Practicing The Power of Now, Essential Teachings, Meditations and Exercises from the Power of Now"
"Use your senses fully.
Be where you are. Look around.
Just look, don't interpret.
See the light, shapes, colors, textures.
Be aware of the silent presence of each thing.
Be aware of the space that allows everything to be."
"Listen to the sounds; don't judge them. Listen to the silence underneath the sounds."
"Touch something -- anything -- and feel and acknowledge its Being."
"Observe the rhythm of your breathing; feel the air flowing in and out, feel the life energy inside your body. Allow everything to be, within and without. Allow the 'isness' of all things. Move deeply into the Now."
"You are leaving behind the deadening world of mental abstraction, of time. You are getting out of the insane mind that is draining you of life energy, just as it is slowly poisoning and destroying the Earth. You are awakening out of the dream of time into the present."