"We must learn to rewaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of its most elevated critical hour. If we refused, or rather used up, such paltry information as we get, the oracles would distinctly inform us how this might be done." Henry David Thoreau
"As oxygen combines with everything to become fire. The breath combines with everything to become the door to awareness. Attention to the breath is available all the time. Cultivate breath awareness.
Return to the breath.
Renew again and again. "
Michael David Selzer, DDS