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4 Reasons My Breath is my Life
Awakening to who you really are is not some mystical experience based on spirits and magic but a process of facing yourself and rediscovering your true nature, the essence of who you are and strive with it. Our Breath plays a central role in this process.
Breathing has also a central place in Buddhist meditation and psychology. Here is why.
- It’s always there. I will breathe throughout the whole of my life. It’s always there, it doesn’t stop and it’s linked to all my emotions. I’m happy, my breathing deepens, I’m anxious and it becomes shallow and fast, I’m in the action and it’s strong and steady. Breathing is Life.
- My breath is also my little reminder. I don’t feel it, I’m lost in thoughts, I’m feeling it and how it energizes my body, I’m well and calm.
- It is also my mental and physical cleaner. I’m worried, I turn to it, feel it along my worry, breathing out and letting go of the air and the worry. I’m feeling dizzy because I was lost in thought or in anger and I breath deeply in and let the air bring my balance back.
- Controlling it changes my state of mind. Slowing it down reduces oxygen flow and calms me when I have anxiety or feel anger, increasing and deepening it makes me feel more alert and connected.
The practice of meditation trains me to link my breath deeply to my life and teaches me to trust it to guide me, re-center me and heal me.
Feel your breath my friends and let it become your guide and best friend.
… and we are already meditating… so easy and so powerful… labelling it, labelling the thoughts, understanding our true nature.