“The breath body is a constant reminder of your shared experience with everything that is alive on the planet.” –Kozlowski
Pause and Practice: Right now, stop everything you’re doing. Take your hands off the keyboard or set your phone down. Take a deep breath in. Let it go. Take another deep breath in. Let it go. Continue. If you have a plant nearby, turn your attention to that plant and keep breathing deeply in and exhaling long and slow. If there’s no plant nearby, look out a window at a tree or a bird. Look at the ground and imagine the crocuses just waiting to peep from beneath the earth; urge them on with your breath. Welcome them with your breath. If you’re lucky and you can see the crocuses beginning to emerge, invite them to come forth and blossom. If there’s nothing nearby, close your eyes and imagine your breath feeding and shared with another living being. You can even challenge yourself to imagine shared breath with a rock or a body of water.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Dive into the shared experience of living.