Sometimes it can be hard to find quiet, to center the mind and focus on cultivating self-awareness.  It can be easy to think negatively toward the source of noise.  We view irritants as annoyances, flies buzzing round our heads.  Sometimes it feels there is absolutely nothing left to give.  Sit or lay comfortably.  Draw inward.  Allow restorative energy (breath, prana) to move through you,  instead of you moving it, which can lead to further stress and exhaustion.

The mind and body are linked by breath.  Life is for Living, simple as that.

Whatever your conception of “living” looks like, let it go.  What is left?  Being.  Being must precede all action.  Inaction flows into action like breath into movement, or like pedals on a bike.  You cannot sustain riding a bike with one pedal.  You’ll tire and fall off.  Much better to allow for moments of breath than living “nonstop,” which is not Living at all.  Relax into your body; observe a thought as it forms.  Once formed, it will drift out of sight.  Continue to watch thoughts form and float away until there are none left.  You may feel lighter.  Your breath may feel rhythmic.  Where there is breath, there is quiet.  Breathe to create the life you want.  You control your breath, mind, and body.  What else do you need?  All else will build itself around you, but you must first honor it All.


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