Holding and Honoring the Breath

Meditating on the Breath:

I place the breath forefront in my awareness; I feel it first, and I give myself permission to just breathe. I experience an inherent forgiveness in letting everything else go but the breath. There is a sense of being deserving and enough; feeling one breath — this, I can do.

The breath is calling me home.

Awareness of Sounds:

Sounds are outside of my control. Like the breath, sounds only happen now. And, they are always moving.

Counting the Breath:

Counting provides guardrails for my breathing meditation. And, with my inner eye turned to the breath, the breath feels safe, too; the breath is seen, held and honored.

I feel the breath. Along with all my other identities, I am this, too.

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