“Over weeks and months of practice you will gradually learn to calm and center yourself using the breath. … listening deeply, you will find that mindfulness developed on the breath helps to connect with and quiet your whole body and mind.”
“After developing some calm and skills, and connecting with your breath, you can then extend awareness of all the foundations of mindfulness, fully opening to your body and mind. You will discover how awareness of your breath can serve as a steady basis for awareness in all you do.”
Read Jack Kornfield’s artivcle on how to make meditation and awareness into your daily routine.