Breathe, Just Breathe

Make every breath a meditation

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Make every breath a meditation



Two parts to every breath



The first

Pulls in air

Bringing the world

The good

The bad

The ugly

A lifetime of experiences

Dreams and desires

All that was

All that is

All that will be



The second

Pushes out air

A letting go

Of all you are tethered to

The bonds forged

The attachments made

The ties that bind

All pushed away

As though they never were



This is


Every moment

Is change

Beneath the drama

Noise and chaos

The order to things



Inhale is the beginning

The first breath

At birth

Exhale is the end

The last breath

At death



And what of the pause

That space

That silence

That surrender

Between the two

The void

Empty of thoughts

Words and deeds

The pause

Between taking

And giving

This is the home

Of stillness

Of source

Of soul



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Thank you for choosing to read this story. If these words resonated with you, please share this with your loved ones. Yours, in appreciation, Alexandra

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