“Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.” ~ Albert Einstein
In a time when we are becoming more and more conscious that everything is connected we are moved ever closer towards the reality of an ever expanding universe. This is humbling and at the same time wondrous!
One single exhale can extend out into the spaciousness of all that is around you. The next inhale can allow that vast amount of space to enter into your body and awareness creating a sacred place to rest in and be nourished from.
There is nothing to do….just sensing and opening. What a miracle the breath is…reminding us that we are ALIVE as well as sensing sacred beings. Let us not forget this.
Let us LIVE this…
All around us everything is breathing
Listen carefully for you may miss the soft exhale of the flower on the vine.
Or the inhale of rich brown soil
from the earthworm beneath your foot.
Butterfly wings waft the air towards you as an offering
While bird songs are heard in a series of exhales
As the tree that shelters
releases a leaf to the ground
Chimes move in the breeze creating the sound of the breath in notes sung in tune
with the expansion and contraction of the Earth – all in union with your next inhale….. and exhale
Be present to life breathing around you
mindful of the artful ways that breath pulses among the minutest of cells and atoms
woven amidst the field of being that captures each one of us within the next inhale
All breathing for and with each other
An exchange of intimacy that connects us in levels so deep that even the whale in the ocean depths senses into the next breath
that you will take.
Be still for just a moment
and listen to the symphony of breath that fills every moment with the exquisite pleasure
of being Alive Now.
Life is breathing. Listen….listen
~Gaye Abbott 11/11/2011
(Excepted from Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath, pg 94)
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