There are two movements:
- outwards to the world — opening the pores of this body to sounds, sensations, the other, the Other — moving to an opening in and to love;
- inwards to this body and attending to this body’s voice, in tenderness and interest.
“Breathing in I go back to the island within myself.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Both are about being present in the present. Both tend towards love and compassion.