Breath

July 4, 2008


We
must breath;
without breath,
we may not
live.

To breath, we must inhale and we must exhale.
Which is the true breath, the inhale or the exhale?
The question is wrong; one is not greater or more true than the other.
Each depends on the other.

Inhaling undoes exhaling.
Exhaling undoes inhaling.
Inhaling needs exhaling.
Exhaling needs inhaling.

To inhale, first exhale.
To exhale, first inhale.

Neither is sufficient.
Through both we are sustained.