What is meditation?

Pure fascination with this moment,
exactly as it is.
Not adding anything.
Not taking anything away.
No goal.
No seeking.
No meditator, in fact.

Thoughts appearing and falling away,
like waves in a vast ocean.
Sounds coming and going, unexpectedly.
Sensations dancing, fizzling.
Breathing rising and falling,
in this vast field, this wide open space,
timeless, deathless, free.

What is meditation?
The question itself dissolves…


– Jeff Foster