Sea Pebbles with Holes — Mystery, Magic, and a Meditation

You find a “holey stone” on the beach. Here’s how the hole got there and what makes it special, with a meditative practice to wash away worries and fears.

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I am four years old. My grandfather and I walk along the tideline at the beach in Southern California. Or, rather, my grandfather is trying to walk, while I continually hold him back.