The Impermanent Smiley Face

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.

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