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sit in a chair or

The buddha smile will follow you.

in a comfortable, cross-legged position

on a cushion

breathe in

breathe out

relax your face — forehead, eyes, lips, cheeks, jaw

touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of the mouth

breathe in

breathe out

when all is relaxed and calm

your mouth will smile


a buddha smile

breathe in

breathe out

move slowly throughout the day

smile at bright moments

smile at your difficulties

the smile will follow you

a buddha smile

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Writer, editor, and educator based in Los Angeles. He's also played a lot of music. Degelman teaches writing at California State University, Los Angeles. 

Degelman lives in the hills of Hollywood with his companion on the road of life, four cats, assorted dogs, and a coterie of communard brothers and sisters.

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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Good way to describe meditating, Chas…something I have never been good at. I find it difficult to turn off my monkey-brain.

  2. Khati Hendry says:

    I see a common thread in our posts this week–no surprise. Good see you posting again. So many reasons to pay attention our breathing! Be well.

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