Be free where you are.

Have you ever felt like you think too hard? I do, all the time. It's why meditation is important. It's why yoga is important. It's why swimming is important. Because when I swim, it is like meditation.

I'm writing a piece for my journal on swimming as meditation. Except, I want to publish it. Because whilst blogging is a form of publishing, it feels too basic. Sure, it seems accessible at first, but it also seems to me, un-precious.

I want to write words that are precious. Not just to me, but to my readers. I want them to be like jewels. Wrapped in precious covers, clutched with passion under an arm, taken everywhere, read in special, personal, quiet moments.

I have a book like that. I've read it and read it and read it, and I will keep on reading it. I know it so well. I feel like I know it, but I don't know it. Not yet. I could read it and re-read it. I could meditate on it, and do. I will be meditating on it today. It's a tiny little book, packed full of wisdom. Written by Buddhist monk and teacher, Thich Nhat Hahn, a transcript of a lecture he gave to a group of prisoners, yes, prisoners, in a jail. Think it can't relate to me? To you? Think again. The title, 'Be Free Where You Are'. The message? For us all. Because if we can be free where we are, then we truly know freedom. I highly recommend his book.