As always, the wave lives the life of a wave, and at the same time, the life of water. When you breathe, you breathe for all of us.
Most people view themselves as waves and forget that they are also water. They are used to living in birth-and-death, and they forget about no-birth-and-no-death. A wave also lives the life of water, and we also live the life of no-birth-no-death. We only need to know that we are living the life of no-birth-no-death. All is in the word ‘know’. To know is to realize. Realization is Mindfulness. All the work of meditation is aimed at awakening us in order to know one and only one thing: birth and death can never touch us in any way whatsoever.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh