Can you be present for just one breath? Can you step out of the habitual mental noise and wake up, just for this instant? Can you feel yourself breathing right now?
If you can feel the breath, if you’re aware of the movement of your chest, it’s very hard for the mind to take over. Living like this, instant by instant, mindfulness seems to descend, although it was in you all along.
But when you deliberately pay attention, it seems that it’s like putting a call out to the universe, which inevtiably responds.
Remember, you can only be awake for just this instant. Nothing else exists.