Using the turbulence and chaos in rising smoke to trigger visions

candle smoke

Photo by Joe P Rogan on Flickr

Contemplate the mysteries of existence as you stare at the visions that unfold. Try conjuring new creatures and dimensions by focusing on nothing else. Empty your mind of worries. Loosen the tether of regular consciousness, meditating silently on the forms in the smoke. Observe the shapes that emerge, and how they are effortlessly perfect with all their imperfections.