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Just reading those words I took a deep breath. What arises for me is expansion. When I breathe with intention I take in my world with intention.
My kindness. When I slow down and think about what I want to say instead of speaking without thinking first.
An awareness of the frailty, yet robustness of this life. The perfect balance.
Nobody knows what is my intention.. revive and reconnect.. our dormant love and eternal relationship with the Supreme Person.
I calm down & feel centered. A peacefulness takes over. I am ready for the next moment.
I become aware of the present moment.
A sense of serenity and a sliver of hope!
Yram, “Serenity” such a great and descriptive word. Just reading your post calmed me!
Upon first read, I wondered– what is the intention. Then I recalled that when I focus on the dantien, (taichi), and then feel the breath, there is a calm and a sense of love and joy and sometimes beauty.
I tend not to breath deeply enough when stressed emotionally or physically. I become very tense. When I take time to focus on my breath, it calms me and I sense that both mind and body welcome the breather. My mind relinquishes its need to control. I move from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system. I relax. Intentional breathing makes me think of the birth of a child that cries out when it discovers it can breath on its own. Intentional breathing is like birthing new life!
“a child that cries out when it discovers it can breathe on its own.” very descriptive of both my children as they entered the world and all the baby animals I have been fortunate to witness as they make same discovery. Life truly is a miracle.
Thank you Carol.
Since I’m neither a woman who experiences the pain of labor while giving birth as it is beyond my mind’s comprehension and understanding. why
then would anybody want to go through it again a second time. I don’t think a few breaths is going to make much of a difference. But when the breathing is in combination with a practice of surrender, remembrance, serving, bowing down offering in respect homage to all the living beings who’re doing good works, rather than doing ill to others.
I find a peace settleing over me- and I focus to be true to my intention.
I become calm. I am grateful to have woken sober and set my intention to close my eyes in the evening sober.
Joseph, Well said…Blessings to you and yours. Yram refers to serenity and hope in her post…such beautiful words when one speaks of intention.
My mind is cleared out of the way and I sense spaciousness and a feeling of calmness and light. Recently listened to a short Youtube meditation with Eckart Tolle who used the anology of clearing your room of all it’s furniture so you are seeing a bare space. I found that very useful.
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