Stillness of the Mind
Stillness of the breath is stillness of the mind.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Our primary practice as we sit to meditate is to focus on the breath. This helps us direct attention inward and provides a single point of focus. It becomes easier to overcome distractions from thoughts, sounds and sensations. As we sit the breath slows and when our attention becomes entirely focused we move from concentration to meditation. The mind grows quiet and the breath can become very still. We can reach freedom from the tyranny of mind.