1-11a Like a Kind of Garden

Close your eyes and breathe out.

Before you, a drop of water condenses and hangs in the air. The inside
of this drop of water
is visible to you
in all of its minute detail.

Inside the drop of water,
a world appears.
Earth spreads out. Plants grow. Creatures emerge.
All forms of life appear.

Each time you breathe on the drop, the image clarifies.
The world is contained within this drop of water.

Reach out and take this drop, this infinite blessing,
in your hand.

What do you feel and understand as you hold this garden of life in your hand?

Breathe out and open your eyes.