Dean Sluyter suggests that Bugs Bunny's classic line is a mantra. The first part evokes "the pause before formless awareness concretizes into words and thoughts: the wisdom of uncertainty, omnidirectional openness to all possibilities, the child-mind that is required to enter the kingdom of heaven." The second phase presents the challenge for our meditation: "What's the story? What's reality?"
Breathing in: Eh, . . .
Breathing out: what's up, Doc?
Getting Out of Bed
So far today I’m doing all right.
I haven’t gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy,
Grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent.
However, I’m going to get out of bed in a few minutes,
And I’ll need a lot of help after that. Amen
— Nancy Corcoran in Secrets of Prayer: A Multifaith Guide to Creating Personal Prayer in Your Life