You are the core of our being; all of the other parts of the body are felt to be part of you. When any part of the body is hurt, you feel hurt. When our body feels well, you feel well. We know we are alive because we feel ourselves as “I.” I have never died, but I know it is the “I” that feels the dying. It is the “I” that stops existing in the form in which we are used to when we die.

Annemarie Roeper (August 27, 1918 – May 11, 2012)

Photo Credit: Along The Rio Tomebamba Series II, Socrates Black, Digital Image, ©️2017.
This is my favorite meditation spot along the river.