So now we are breathing a little better – as per my previous post – in for a slow count of seven and out for an even slower count of 11, relaxing that jaw, and breathing down into our feet, plus if we’re sitting a little quietly sometimes, just for ten minutes or so re my introductory post on Healing, we can begin to get a grip on our power, who we are.
The power of breath is awesome. It gives and it takes. We need to receive – love and light, air and fuel and we need to release – anxiety and tension, stress, chemicals, emotions, waste products.
We are human beings, not human doings!
Taking time just ‘to be,’ allows the body’s own thought processes to actually occur and its own natural rhythms to do their thing. The less we try, the more freedom we give it.
When we’re breathing ‘in,’ we can focus on ‘receiving’ and while we breathe ‘out,’ we can focus on ‘letting go.’ It’s good practice to try this wherever and whenever you can and to slow down your pace of life to incorporate your natural rhythms.
It’s easier said than done, I appreciate, but you will be amazed at the sense of self-worth which emerges and how much more confidence you will develop as a result of just ‘being’ yourself. Practice makes perfect.
None of us finds this as simple as it sounds because we’ll be out of kilter with much of our world. What will happen though, is you will broaden the boundaries of your own and it will be more important, meaningful and easier to make sense of! Wouldn’t we all like that?
I think that the world that lives within us is, although, at first, not seen, is similar to that of any ocean. What you see on the surface is not what is going on inside. Just because it is at first unseen, it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
The sea also comes and goes, gives and takes, receives and releases and has an awesome power.
What happens when you look a little deeper?
This is something no-one can do for you. Only you can see what’s lurking under your surface. You’ll be amazed at what secrets you’re holding onto too.
And what power. And peace – should you allow it to emerge.
What are you waiting for? Go breathe! Relax, receive and release…