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instructions for meditation with rose

1. find a beautiful rose

2. fix your gaze upon it

3. begin to deepen the breath making your inhales and exhales of equal length

4. continue breathing deeply and count your breaths on the exhales from one to twenty one and then backward down to one again

5. continue to breathe in this way for as long as feels comfortable until you find stillness in the beauty

6. deeply inhale the fragrance of the bloom

7. say goodbye to your rose with gratitude and serenity