Koan: Without anxious thought, doing comes from being.
Reflect on yourself, your life. How are you living your life now? Is it terribly complicated? How could you simplify it? Are you always looking for more or creating problems? Be honest and look. Use the practice of meditation to help you with your reflections.
Awareness is the key. In the context of meditation, it means waking up, being acutely sensitive, knowing, feeling, living the moment, sensing colors and contours and sounds and textures and smells.
Life is only this place, this time, and these people right here and now.
Set the timer for a silent meditation that starts and ends with bells.