Ashley Lorenzo

Breathing Into Wholeness

Breathing Into Wholeness

This is the ongoing purpose of full attention: to find a thousand ways to pierced into wholeness.
— Mark Nepo

Every day, we engage in impermanence with each inhalation and exhalation of our breath. Taking in air, each and inhale and exhale is unlike anything that we have ever experienced. Paying attention to each breath offers us the treasure of wonder: the present moment

Fully noticing and turning our attention to the breath has the ability to slow us down, and simultaneously makes us more present. We begin to discover the bounty and glory of our own breath. By cultivating more conscious breathing, we discover the power and depth behind each sip of air. 

Imagine what it would be like to truly live breath by breath—fully paying attention to each one. What would it be like to no longer worry what is around the corner? How could you abandon the excessive chatter of the mind and forget the stories that you build around situations that do not even exist? Instead, envision the freedom created by living in the present moment. By choosing to return over and over again to the sweet inhale and exhale of breath, one could freely live in the moment and enjoy what is in front of them. 

"Breathing Into Wholeness"

"Breathing Into Wholeness"

When we return to the breath, we return to a state of wonder. When we breathe new air in, we also breathe in new feelings, newfound appreciation for what surrounds us and a new sense of awareness. It is when we place this intention and awareness behind each breath that we allow more space, more openness, and take one step closer to that place of wholeness that unites ourselves with the world that surrounds us. Doing so, helps us to evolve into our highest working selves. We become stronger, powerful and more awake. 

Choose to BE with your breath. Enjoy its sweetness. Let go of the past. Let go of the future. Forget the story and live on the page. 

Breathe yourself into wholeness, one breath at a time.

Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know it is a perfect moment.
— Thich Naht Hanh
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