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Be as you are, reading these words. Notice how your breath comes in and then out automatically. You can control it, but it does not need to be controlled. It requires no effort.

Notice the sounds around you — how they arise and fall and change. It requires no effort to hear, this is happening on its own. Notice how sensations arise in your body, how they change — the old sensations are replaced with the new. Does it take any…