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When we are born, we are born into a relationship with air, with breathing. How closely the words wind, air, life, and spirit are linked in human thought. We are creatures into whom life is breathed.

A word we have for inhaling is inspiration. When we are fully inspired, not only are our lungs filled—our beings are also filled, with hope, with potential, with the impetuous to express possibility...

...M E D I T A T I O N

softly, gently, air enters the body.

For a moment we are expanded,
somehow made more.

Then the air leaves us.
The sound of its leaving
is like the swish of a skirt..

Taken from Simple ways by Gunilla Norris
Publisher: SPCK - view more
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