I like to stop by the park where I go running and sit before a small lake. Today was quiet and sunny and as I sat, breath fading to nothing, suddenly a thought rose unbidden from my mind:
“Is there an ant biting my dick?”
I briefly considered the illusory nature of reality and the ephemeral nature of bodily sensations, but the feeling was quite unmistakable, so I checked and sure enough, it was so.
The ant, disturbed by the light, scurried away, and I watched it go, full of love and compassion for a fellow living being.
I will not claim to be enlightened, but it was an enlightening experience nevertheless.
Also, I learned I should wear tight fitting shorts when I sit on this spot.