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Writing is My Meditation Practice

September started with rain; its sky the color of chalk dust smeared across a blackboard. 

“The whole neighborhood is getting wet,” my three-year-old gasped as I strapped him into the car. “How are we ever going to get the streets dry?” 

It seemed like a grand emergency, this thing we couldn’t control. This rain. 

I dropped him off at my mom’s house and turned on a meditation from the SoundsTrue mobile app I’d downloaded last week. Pema Chodron’s voice overpowered the hiss of rain on my windshield.

“I’d like to speak on the subject of Tonglen,” Chodron said.