Meditation: The Breath of Life

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.     -Ma Jaya Sati Bhagava

Breathe. In and out. Breathe again. In and out. And again. It is the breath that gives you life. On the in breath you are able to fill your lungs with life-giving energy and direct that energy to many spaces throughout the body. It may be your heart space, your lower belly, your back space. The breath that heals, restores, energizes, brings peace. The out breath is the release. The release of all negative, blocking, anxious energy that disrupts the in breath of its slow, easy, life filling wonder.

Stop whatever you are currently doing. Breathe in. Breathe out. Focus on your breath. Begin to feel the calm. Savor your breath.  Notice that while focusing on the breath the mind stops wandering. It stops thinking, obsessing, planning, worrying. The mind rests. Aaaahhhhh ! Breathe!

Breathe. Breath in. Breathe out. Now listen. When your mind is not preoccupied with every little thing, what do you hear instead? Listen. Is that a quiet whisper speaking to you. Do you recognize the voice within? Pause. Is that you or something deeper and more profound? A voice greater than yourself.

Breathe. Breathe in. Breathe out. You are sitting in a quiet space of your own choosing. Somewhere that resonates with your soul. Outside in nature, in a room in your home, in water, or perhaps wrapped and cocooned in a favorite blanket at sunrise, sunset or mid-day. Sit in stillness with yourself or even your pet lying along side of you. Close your eyes.  Savor the silence and hear your heart. Beating, beating, reminding you that you are filled with life. Sit. Be still. Wait. Wait for your soul to speak because it has so much to tell. Wisdom to guide you on your path, stories of enlightenment and love, compassion and tears, joy and sorrow. The stories of you.

Breathe in. A long slow in breath. Now breathe out with a whoosh expelling everything that does not nurture you soul. Say thank you for today, all you have and all you give. Giving and receiving, breathing in and out, stillness and peace. Namaste.

Speak Your Truth. Whispering No Longer Serves You

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