‘‘Two men looked through prison bars, one saw mud and one saw stars.”
So often my teacher would quote this in class. I now use it before I teach a meditation class.
We are born to this magnificent Earth. We take on the forms of matter and exist in time and space. These are our prison and we can be ruled by them. Caught up in the web of time. Or do you find trouble with being in the right space/place in the right time.
The first step is awareness, What is imprisoning you now.?
Which way is your mind being pulled? For the practise of awareness just come back to this breath moment. Watch the mind. Is it demanding you rush here and there?What thoughts are you creating that imprison you right now?
Some times we just need to step outside and see the stars. But if you cannot do that.
Caught in traffic or the office use your awareness, watch the thoughts and come back to the breath.