Two days ago I saw this pigeon on the seed shelf outside the kitchen window. I decided that this is the perfect time for my nature meditation. I watched my breath, and beheld this creature. As I breathed and watched, the pigeon became more and more stunning, more beautiful. As I breathed and watched, I woke up more and more to the many-faceted world I live in; at the same time, I was more aware of my own Self. I was alive and aware in this very body, in this very world.