I have a special place down on the river where I go to meditate sometimes. I walked down there this morning, just as the sky was softening with the first gentle fingers of light. There were still stars twinkling in the sky, and the cows called to me as I walked by.
I settled down on my rock, and was just about to close my eyes when the calm surface of the water broke. A curious creature emerged from the ripples right in front of me.
So this morning my meditation was actually an observation of Mr and Mrs Platypus, who live in a burrow in the riverbank just below my meditation spot.