Mountain Meditation—Imagine that you are a very large and beautiful mountain, the tallest mountain ever, solid, firmly fixed on a bed of rock. Take time to notice how that feels in you. As a mountain, notice all the meadows, forests and flowers that are on the mountain, also the rivers, waterfalls and streams that play on you as they flow to the sea. Notice how solid you are and how strong. As you look at yourself, notice the seasons as they change. Notice spring with its soft new green leaves peeking out from the earth, and from branches. Notice that you do not change. You remain big and strong as you reach up into the clouds and watch them come and go. The summer comes and goes as does the fall. Then winter with its white snow, covers you, but you do not change. You remain solid and firm as you reach into the clouds. Notice how it feels to be so solid, so firmly planted, so strong, so big. Feel the sense of strength that mountain feels. With all the changes around and on a mountain, it remains fixed, solid, and strong. Notice how it feels to be that mountain. Stay with that feeling and live it.—Gabrielle Lawrence, Ph.D.