By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
Do you want to know yourself? Sit and breathe. Do you want to know the divine? Sit and breathe.
In an overcomplicated world, this simple advice can change everything. No need to push yourself toward some amazing, grandiose personal change. No need to become unhappy trying to live up to some guru’s expectations. No need to abandon who you are in hopes of becoming something more.
Just breathe deeply and let spirit take care of the rest.
Are you aware you have a spiritual power source you can access with a few simple breaths? Another world awaits those who can calm the mind and deep-breathe their way into a space of peace. This blissful world could transform life for everyone if more of us were open to it.
We’d need to do little more than relax and, you guessed it, breathe.
Meditation Can Change the World
I sincerely believe mass meditation can change the world. The meditation effect supports this idea, exemplifying the power the masses can generate when we unite for a positive purpose.
Through simple breathing, we can not only improve our outlook, but the world on which we want our outlook to improve. Individually, we can keep from having an outburst when a situation requires a calm mind. Collectively, we can reduce terrorism around the world and pull off other impressive, unexpected feats.
Instead of changing the world, we can create a world we don’t need to change. Through the power of the breath, we can create a world where people act peacefully instead of with anger and hate.
We can create a world people look forward to waking up to; instead of a world where struggle and survival of the fittest overshadow the drive to improve life for everyone. We can do all this simply by breathing. But we must do it together.
Meditative breathing is powerful due to the deep states of consciousness it can induce. These sates facilitate relaxation and a calm mind, which many people go without every day. It’s with this calmness that we can change ourselves and the world.
Without it, we’re doomed to fail because we’re missing the one thing that can bring us together.
Big Task for a Small Idea
If you wonder how we can solve the world’s problems, just breathe. Consider that if everyone did this, it could bring peace faster than any rally or protest. Consider that the power of meditation and deep breathing could be the key to bringing peace to the world.
Admittedly, changing the world sounds like too big of a task for such a small idea. But this idea, although small, is anything but simple. The struggle to “just breathe” is in the fact that it requires a calm mind. If you don’t want to be calm, you won’t be. If you’re upset enough, then in that moment, nothing will help you.
This includes advice to breathe and let go of the rage.
Peace Will Return
To have a peaceful life, you must want a peaceful life. The same can be said for a peaceful world. This too is a simple yet complicated truth: you must want and be willing to accept peace before you can have it.
In accepting it, you become an instrument for it.
If you can’t stand the chaos in the world, my advice is simple. Breathe, look within, and remember the opportunity for evolution you have at your fingertips. The world can be an awful place, but with meditation, breathing, and the inner peace they both bring, you’ll see that it’s not so bad.
Inner peace can and should be a major part of life. When it leaves you, just breathe. It will return.
I wrote the following for the 246th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.
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About the author:
I’m a twenty-something writer & blogger with an interest in spirituality, revolution, music and the transformative creative force known as love. I run Openhearted Rebel, a daily news blog dedicated to igniting a revolution of love by raising social and spiritual awareness.
I also have a personal blog, Wes Annac’s Personal Blog, in which I share writings related to spiritual philosophy, creativity, heart consciousness and revolution (among other topics).
I write from the heart and try to share informative and enlightening reading material with the rest of the conscious community. When I’m not writing or exploring nature, I’m usually making music.
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