- the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling.
- the extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something.
- any process in which the essence of something is revealed.
In meditation practice, keeping awareness on the breath, as a cyclical system of heating and cooling, expanding and contracting, brings serenity and balance. As a process of distillation, meditation offers us the opportunity to see our true being, free of impurities and volatile components. Only the essential remains.