The Breath

The Breath

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.
Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Every second you are doing something that is crucial to life: you breathe. Most of the time, you do this on autopilot, breathing without even realizing you are breathing. But when you bring your conscious awareness to your breath, every inhale and every exhale can be a blessing to your body. Each inhale allows your environment to nurture you and with each exhale you nurture the environment around you. The breath is a constant flow of generosity and gratitude.

Practice

Ask yourself: ‘What would I like more of in my life today?’

Now, restart your answer using just two words. For example, maybe you want more self-love and peace in your life . . . or wisdom and creativity . . . or abundance and faith . . . You get the idea?

Use these words as a mantra as your breathe consciously. Say the first word with every inhale and the second word with every exhale. With awareness, notice the results of the conscious breathing.

(Source Credit: Living A Life Of Awareness – Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.)

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