I have been reading the “I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years” book and I came across a great passage on breathing that I really wanted to share with you. This passage can be used as a meditative exercise, or it can be used to simply receive the comfort and hope of it’s wise message. Here it is:
Close your eyes and slowly inhale and exhale. Now focus your mind on your chest and heart. Imagine breathing life energy into the soul in your heart.
Feel your breath gradually deepening as your body and mind relax. Forget special breathing methods and just breathe however your soul wants. You’ll find a rhythm for your breathing after a while. As you inhale, imagine the life energy of the cosmos entering your body, awakening the energy of your soul in your chest. You’ll feel your heart gradually filling with warmth and peace — the pure energy in your heart, the feeling of your soul. Feeling the soul is never difficult. Just let yourself be breath itself.
Breathing is a time for fully feeling your life, a time for being one with pure energy. Whenever you feel that you’re mired in thought and emotion, when you feel that your life has somehow lost its center and direction, balance yourself through breathing. The goal of a spiritual life is to remain centered in your soul and to develop the strength of your soul. ~~ Ilchi Lee
In the past, I have also talked about using breathing as a form of acceptance. Through breathing we can let go of our heavy thoughts and judgements and settle into the present moment. We can feel the Great Okayness of nature and the universe, of who and what we truly are. We can restore ourselves with the life energy that is always there for us when we take time to simply focus and feel.
What a gift! Let’s not overlook a tool so simple and so accessible, given to us with this human body ~ reminding us of where we came from. As I write this to you, I remind myself…. let’s breathe well!
(I included a link for the 120 book in case you want to read more!) http://amzn.to/2GRFnQk