Take a while to just be with an emotion or to just be with a thought and observe them, not become them, but simply to be the witness to them. Don’t resist them, that only energises them and allows them to grow and take control. Simply be the silent witness, after all, our true essence and being, in a conscious state, is the knower.
The real you and I are not our thoughts or emotions, and if we energise them, we start to become them and attaching to them, then we will be them. Thoughts occur on average 60,000 times a day, so it can become draining to energise them all, well impossible to energise all them, but we get dragged along by them into a subconscious state. Thought creates emotion, literally turbulence in the body.
The observer is at peace without becoming the turbulence.
When we exhale, as in breathing, and allow everything to let go in the body, it releases all resistance, muscles relax, tension eases, we feel relaxed and at peace. However, to even notice our breathing, we have to be conscious, awake and away from our thoughts and mind.
This is what happens to us when we let go of the ego, the story, the mind and it’s repetitive negative thought patterns. We release not only tension in our body, but we also allow our soul to be, for our essence to shine. We let go of suffering, resistance, negative emotions, we free ourselves to be our true selves. We experience inner peace in the mind, body and soul.
Exhaling is something we do millions of times in a lifetime, each one an opportunity to let go, each one a chance to free ourselves and ready ourselves for new life in the next inhale of breath. Each unfolding moment a new breath, a new moment, a new opportunity to be life.