Meticulous appreciative attention to the breath helps us tame the wildness of the mind using mindfulness to brake when we are careening off course. Just this is a blessing as we naturally discover a joyous presence with every moment of seeing the nature of this mind-body formation, it’s impermanence, suffering, and emptiness. By polishing the mirror of the mind, we enter the light of Truth. Reflections given at the ‘Waking Up to the Peace in Our Hearts’ retreat at IMS, Barre, MA. USA in May, 2013.