Meditation is to be aware of what is going on - in our bodies, in our feelings, in our minds, and in the world.
Each day children die of hunger, Yet,
the sunrise is beautiful, and
the rose that bloomed this morning along the wall is a Miracle.
Life is both dreadful and wonderful.
To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects. Please do not think we must be solemn in order to meditate.
In fact, to meditate well, we have to smile a lot.
— Thich Nhat Hanh