Connecting Life to Consciousness With Your Breath


By Paul Lenda, Wake Up World

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” These are the words of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. I contemplated on these words and realized their profound nature. Breath really does connect us with our point of origin, as well as the Source of all that is.

With every inward breath, you bring your mind back to your body…shifting your awareness away from all the mental chatter. Let go of worry, concern, and anxiety. Breathe in the freedom of this moment, experiencing the moment with all your awareness. Connect this physical reality to a multidimensional reality using your breath.

There is a reason why the breath is the integral part of every meditation and yoga practice. Breath is life. It sustains our physicality, but it also nourishes our spirituality. With every ebb and every flow, as well as the moments in between, there is a different experience of consciousness. With the inward breath, we elevate the energy within us. At the crescendo of the inward breath, we reach the peak magnification of that energy.  With the outward breath, we release that energy, pulsing it into our beings. At the end of the exhalation, we reach inner peace and nirvana.

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