In our world of relentless jostling for survival, where we’re buried with trivia and trauma, we all covet moments to catch our breath and rejuvenate our weary, worn beings.
Breathing is an activity destined for self-nourishment, but it also constitutes our main link with all existence. For the same air flows in and out of the lungs of all living things.
So, why not launch every morn by reciting some version of the mantra of Thich Nhat Hanh: “Breathing in, I calm my body and mind. Breathing out, I smile.”
Having every one of the 75 trillion cells in our bodies breathing more slowly and harmoniously is decisive to a hale and holy day.
Breathing in, breathing out…
Blessings and cheers, Tom Owen-Towle