The shape of a smile is quite common: raised at the edges and curved from side to side. It’s the shape of a bowl or a basin. And you can see it in the shape of the hammock above. A smile has a similar function of these as well: it holds and supports, it contains and carries.
Create the time and space for a smile and you’ll see that it holds the present moment just the same—in delightful acceptance. It allows you to linger with ease. We’ll begin every meditation with a smile so as to cash-in on this feature. Because you become the bowl—uplifted at the edges, steady at the base, and equipped to hold and support lightness of being.
Smile wide, feel held.