By going inside, gently bringing our attention to the ‘dwelling’ inside of ourselves for a few moments each day, we are in those moments in touch with the most reliable part of ourselves. It is being grounded for a few moments in spite of the pull of the world around, in which we can be at peace with things as they are no matter how good or bad. This practice is called meditation – the practice of slowing things down and gently paying attention to the breath. Kabir wrote
Don’t go outside the house to see the flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.