Understanding is a means toward acceptance. Herein lies the center of our subjectivity and the center of our serenity. Enjoying a deep sense of mindful breathing is one tool that we humans have to connect with the source of our mentations and our emotions.
Breathing is our first experience of life in the world beyond the womb. Mindful breathing is our best attempt at gaining both understanding and acceptance as our mind grows toward maturity and impermanence. Neither of these concepts are reversible and we either flow or rage toward these inevitable ends.
Because breathing is central to the experience of life making its unconscious, autonomic components conscious is our first step into the wildly active world of the human subjective. Conscious breathing is an experience that brings us closer to the primal sense of the subjective.
As we mature, we bump into life’s many intrusions and obstacles, some so powerful that they derail us from our mission: to live in peace with ourselves and to the extent possible with those in our world. Conscious breathing allows us to interpret the natural pace of our lives. Turning our attention to our breath can add a pause when we are racing, our can add a nudge when we are lost in a status quo.
Breath like a river flows……….