…and I would add, the breath is a vehicle for celebrating your life! When is it that we feel most alive? Most probably when we are embodied in an activity where every single fiber of our being is present and accounted for. From this state of aliveness it is clear that we are here to play, create, connect and love in all of its myriad forms.
It is times such as this that we let go of inhibitions and enter the realm of the art of being….being present to the moment in which we are in. Just preceding this moment there may have been fear, anxiety, sadness, expectation, or any other of the array of human emotions and physical sensations that we feel.
“The breath carries you out
of the games and drama of your mind and brings you deep
down into stillness. “ From: Breathe Soul Into Your Life
Most probably it was not your mind that took you into this moment. It was a leap of trust and a deep letting go that paved the way for an extraordinary-ordinary moment to be felt fully and embraced. And, before that moment you most probably took a very deep breath….
RESOURCES: There are two resources that come with this post. One is a link to the new book Breathe Soul Into Your Life by Jennifer Grace King who lives in Australia. Jennifer and I resonate deeply on our feelings about the importance of the breath and connected via one of my other blogs – BreathingSpaces. This little book is just out and would be a great gift for the holidays (oh yes, they are sneaking up on us!)
The other resource is a video done by Sonia Choquette which I wanted to share with you. I have unofficially titled this video Breathe Into Your Voice – Be Alive! There is a great segment of a woman putting her heart and soul into Mary Sings A Little Lamb after the song is completed. This happens to have been filmed in Sidney, Australia. Celebrating our connection with the “down under” folks today! Enjoy!
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