Just breathe and relax

Once we allow ourselves to become unconscious in our thought, it is very powerful and before we realise it we are dragged from one drama to another. We lose any sense of now and our surroundings, we are in perpetual projection of what might happen. The unreal future that only creates psychological fear.

This not only affects our mental state it also manifests itself physically within the body.

Often when we become dominated by our thoughts we feel tired, frazzled, anxious, and many other feelings of general unwell.

An easy way to break this cycle right now and to disconnect from our thoughts is to simply breathe. To step away from everything and sit peacefully and just breathe.

When breathe and meditate it allows the mind to go silent, this strengthens our awareness and allows us to become at peace within. This calms the body too. We physically let go as well as mentally.

If we just count our breaths in and out, noticing our belly rising and falling as we breathe, then awareness comes, we can feel our energy and know we are life and not our mind and its thoughts.

Soon we become conscious and free from our mind streams and the drama. We are no longer in the future, we are present now.

Then we are relaxed just from focusing on breathing. What an amazing thing.

It’s real life

‘Old Father Thames’ by Philip Dodson

Take a moment, right now, this very instance and breathe, in slowly and out slowly. Notice your belly expand and contract as you take each breath. Breath in and out for maybe a minute or 5, it doesn’t matter, it only matters that you are aware of your breathing.

Sit still and listen, notice the background sounds like a ticking clock or birds tweeting, notice the smells, see without labelling it, just look.

Take this moment and repeat this for a few minutes and then notice what’s changed. Of course, if you feel more peaceful and calm, then you could choose to repeat this more often, in fact, as much as you can.

Consciousness is real life as it is only found in this moment, we can not be it in the past or the future, they are just fantasies of our minds