“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
We are often told (in the world of meditation) things such as "remember to breathe", "It starts with learning how to breathe" etc. I get what they are aiming for - I think. But as I see it, we are lucky beings because breathing happens whether you are intending to or not.
At last something in our lives we don't "have" to control... blink wink blink...
The breath is a very supportive way to anchor our awareness and can be used as a resource to come back to the present moment. It can be a way in to what is happening right now.
Anytime we want to, we can bring our attention to the breath and notice how it moves in the body.
For just a moment we can allow thoughts, feelings, sounds take care of themselves and just sit, stand, lay down with the movement of the chest and stomach. Giving ourselves the chance to show up - right where we are.
Simple - Yes. Easy - No not all the time. Available - anytime you want.
For me in my daily life it is my way of stopping, observing, letting be and connecting to what is important in that moment.
Now write a post or grab your journal and write about your reflections, experience and share your story.
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