The Breath Is Life’s Teacher
Observe me, says the Breath, and learn to live effortlessly in the present moment.
Feel me, says the Breath, and feel the Ebb and Flow of Life.
Allow me, says the Breath, and I’ll sustain and nourish you, filling you with energy and cleansing you of tension and fatigue.
Move with me, says the Breath, and I’ll invite your soul to dance.
Make sounds with me and I shall teach your soul to sing.
Follow me, says the Breath, and I’ll lead you out to the farthest reaches of the Universe, and inward to the deepest parts of your inner world.
Notice, says the Breath, that I am as valuable to you coming or going… that every part of my cycle is as necessary as another… that after I’m released, I return again and again… that even after a long pause – moments when nothing seems to happen – eventually I am there.
Each time I come, says the Breath, I am a gift from Life. And yet you release me without regret… without suffering… without fear.
Notice how you take me in, invites the Breath. Is it with joy… with gratitude…? Do you take me in fully… invite me into all the inner spaces of your home? …Or carefully into just inside the door?
What places in you am I not allowed to nourish?
And notice, says the Breath, how you release me. Do you hold me prisoner in closed up places in the body? Is my release resisted… do you let me go reluctantly, or easily?
And are my waves of Breath, of Life, as gentle as a quiet sea, softly smoothing sandy stretches of yourself….? Or anxious, urgent, choppy waves…?
Or the crashing tumult of a stormy sea…?
And can you feel me as the link between your inner and outer worlds… feel me as Life’s exchange between the Universe and You?
The Universe breathes me into You… You send me back to the Universe. I am the flow of life between every single part and the Whole.
Your attitude to me, says the Breath, is your attitude to Life.
Welcome me… embrace me fully. Let me nourish you completely, then set me free.
Move with me, dance with me, sing with me, sigh with me… Love me. Trust me. Don’t try to control me.
I am the Breath.
Life is the Musician.
You are the flute.
And music – creativity – depends on all of us. You are not the Creator… nor the Creation.
We are all a part of the process of Creativity… You, Life, and me: the Breath.
“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.”
Chuang Tzu (369 – 286 BC)
I am writing to express my appreciation of your CD ‘the Path of Least Resistance’.
I am 54 years old and I lead a particularly energetic existence. I regularly swim, cycle and dance modern jive. Over recent years I have experienced considerable distress and anxiety due to my neighbours playing thumping baseline music disturbing my sleep and disrupting my lifestyle. Whenever I can I like to sleep in the afternoons and your CD helps me to relax and it has never failed to send me to sleep when I have needed to sleep. Your voice is particularly warm and comforting.
Where do I start??
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”
Aristotle (384BC – 322BC)
Standing In The Slipstream of Success
I am standing in the slipstream of success…
Everything I need will come and find me….
I need not worry or panic…
It’s flowing in and around me…
Everything I need is in front of me…
I learn from all my experiences and move forward…
My life is wonderful just as it is…
Every day in every way I’m getting stronger and stronger…
Everything I need comes to my door…
My heart is full…
My mind is full…
I want for nothing…
I’m standing in the slipstream of success…
“Our greatest experiences are to be found in our quietest moments.”
Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)