Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Breathing for Balance
In today’s meditation, we take a closer look at something we all do every day – breathing. Everything that is alive is energized by a force called prana. Prana means “energy” or “life force,” and in humans, that life force is the breath.
Whereas most of our breathing is regulated automatically, conscious breathing can completely shift our perception. When we close our eyes and simply witness the breath as it flows in and out, we invite peace and balance into our lives, bathing our brains and every cell of our bodies in energy and vitality.
Our centering thought for today is: I am one with the breath of life.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Breathing in that Ocean air at Folly Beach is revitalizing. The air off that beach is some of the purest air in the world, as it comes off the sea, there is no island between there and Gibralter, as the Bahamas are due South and Bermuda is due North. The ocean itself, the Gulf Stream and the Sargasso Sea are air purifiers.