He read the advice from the
spiritual director of his church
on how to begin meditating.
He had already begun and
was pleased to have the affirm-
ation that he was doing it the
right way. There was advice
about paying attention to breath-
ing. He did that. This time on a
rainy day he opened his eyes
and decided to exhale on the
window in his study causing
the window to fog. Quickly he
drew a smiley face and meditated
on the impermanence of the Emoji
as it faded and disappeared forever.
Then he smiled, closed his eyes
and went back to paying attention
to his breathing for the last
four minutes of the session.