The breath represents life, it’s the first thing we do when we become a life. Being conscious of the breath also has the benefit of activating the parasympathetic nervous system that restores us to equilibrium and calms us down.
It’s also possible that the breath can be triggering. If you find it difficult to focus on the breath, just do the best you can as an observer, bringing to bear just an intention to observe and nothing else.
Breathing (extract), Thich Nhat Hanh
I have become space
I have no plans left.
I have no luggage.
I am the moon
that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness.
I am freedom.
Guide: Noelle Lim
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