Aware of my life beginning at my birth and ending with my death,
I breathe in.
Seeing that I was already present before my birth in many forms and that I shall be present when I die in many different forms (the sun, the water, the air, the earth, ancestors, descendants, habits, society. economics), I breathe out.
My beginning, my ending
No beginning, no ending
Exercise 31.7, “Looking Deeply,” The Blooming of a Lotus: Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing and Transformation, Thich Nhat Hanh (1993).