Breathe In, Breathe Out

Your Breath Holds A Key

One in-breath alone is enough to set you free – from your regrets about the past, your worries about the future, and your projects in the present.
In that state of freedom, you will make better decisions.
Next time you have to make a decision, be sure to breathe in and out first.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

We breathe. All day, all night.

Gratefully, we don't have to think about it. If it required our conscious thought, we'd all be dead by now, having let it lapse at least somewhere during a day of activity, racing to work, getting a cup of coffee, avoiding a traffic jam. Never mind trying to consciously breathe while we sleep.

Our breath is simply there, or we can choose to shine our awareness on it. As quoted above, our breath is a key to our awakening, a deeper awareness.

Precious Breath

Our breath is precious. It's the first thing that connects us to this earth at our birth. We can be born, but without the invisible cord of our breath that ties us to this earth, we won't be able to stay. 

When I first started working in Labor and Delivery, I felt sad when the newborns cried. That is, until I realized how deeply healthy it was when their lungs filled with air and they proclaimed their entrance onto this planet with a loud cry. My heart dropped to the floor when a delivery remained in frightening silence as we scrambled to save a little one.

I learned to love the cry of a newborn infant. Hearing it, I knew, at least for that moment, all was right with the world.

Remember To Breathe

As our lives march on, sometimes our breathing becomes shallow and tight. Sometimes we hold our breath.

While performing a medical procedure, we often tell our patients to breathe.

"Breathe, don't hold your breath."

Breathing with the discomfort carries us through the procedure.

For students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®), use your TRT® hands-on in Front Position #1, over the lungs as you breathe, bringing balance and centering to your breathing.

It's also beneficial to apply TRT® hands-on over the solar plexus, as this is where we tend to clutch and tighten up when we are stressed or anxious. A tightened solar plexus interferes with our ability to take a full breath.

When you're about to make a decision, take time to do TRT® hands-on and breathe with awareness. The greater clarity accessed with TRT® helps illuminate a choice that supports us.

Breathe in, breathe out – with awareness.

Follow your breath. Let the breath set you free.