One of the ways I balance myself when I am feeling out of sorts, or too alone is to sit and focus on the entire planet earth.
Even though I do not believe in God or any other higher power I like the thought that there is some connection between us all. Maybe if we all sat down at exactly the same moment and thought the exact same thing something miraculous would happen.
One day I thought I wonder what would happen if every single person on the entire planet, (maybe the animals too) inhaled at exactly the same moment, and then we all exhaled at the same moment? Maybe something, maybe nothing. But it got stuck in my head and I went off on an imaginative tangent picturing all the possibilities. May be a short unfinished story there.
So now when I am sitting quietly emptying my mind of chaos and starting my day on a positive joyous note I picture my inhale as moving the leaves and my exhale as pushing the stream.
*I miss Wash.