Everyone breathes. It’s automatic as long as we are alive in this body—and thus it is easy to overlook the tremendous opportunity each breath brings us.
Actually every breath is a new beginning! Each breath opens new possibilities.
To take advantage of this natural phenomenon, a few times each day we need to pause as we breathe—take a moment to notice what our body and our mind are doing. By slowing down for this instant we have a better chance of choosing the next best thing to do.
Yes, every breath gives us the ability to choose once again.
If we consider what each breath is doing within us we will be absolutely amazed. Incredible activity is taking place in our body with each breath, causing the body to heal in so many, many ways, and allowing us to relax, releasing some stress.
Our bodies are always a whirl of new activity. Each breath allows and helps life to proceed.
The beauty and healing power of the all present Universal Energy that flows through each breath defies imagination. Neuroplasticity has documented a great deal of this, but there is much more that is unseen! Science can only know so much. What is invisible is yet more astounding.
Universal energy renews us, holds us and loves us. This energy has only one purpose—to help us evolve spiritually.
Let us take a moment right now to notice this very breath that is breathing us. It comes to us unbidden. We don’t have to do anything to receive it. But could we be a little appreciative for all it is doing for us? Could we give it our love and attention?
Breath and Spirit stem from the same root word, “spiritus: to breathe.” Breath is pure Spirit. And it fills us. Thus we also are pure Spirit.
We have a body. We have a mind. They do not belong to us. Nothing belongs to us. We enter this life with only a body and a mind that has been supplied. And we leave with nothing but the pure Essence that we are. This Spirit can never be taken from us.
We belong to a universe that breathes us and is so awesome we can’t even imagine all the beauty hidden within each being, including you and I—as well as the tiniest grain of sand.
Each of us glows with this hidden light.
So let us slow down and give thanks for this moment. The breath that flows into and out of us has created a whole new world—one in which we each have our own place. In this we are special—and not special because all beings have the same Creative Energy flowing through them.
This is our commonality. We are all brothers and sisters. We live in a universe filled with invisible Creative energy that is more real than anything we can see, touch, hear, taste or feel.
All this is for us. The breath we are receiving right now is both personal and impersonal. It is for us, specifically, no one else. Yet it connects us with everyone.
The Universe never lets us go. It holds us and causes us to continue rising on our Spiritual journey.
And the greatest opportunity is that we each create our own world—our own experience of living. Each breath gives us a chance to re-negotiate. We can stop for a moment, pause and reflect.
We can ask what is the next right thing to do? And do it.