Then we breathe

Sometimes there is only silence
It’s dark
It’s cold
There is still
The moon shines

We sit alone
We observe
We wait
We see
We hear

The inhale of breath
The exhale follows
There’s the gap
Between the exhale
And the new breath

There in the gap
There is life
There is the moment
There is the connection with all
There is the universe

Silence is life
The stillness teaches
The moment unfolds
Without sound
Then we breathe

Sitting by the fire

When we step away from everything and take a moment to pause, we realise just how much we miss on a day-to-day basis stuck in front of our screens, whether it’s our Mac or our smartphone, we are consumed by digital images, text and videos. We are adrift in an artificial world that is a simple extension of our own egoic mind, often seeking what we think we don’t have to be happy.

Take a moment by the lake, the sea, a river, in a park, in the garden, sit in front of the fire. Just listen, notice our breathing, notice smells, listen for sounds in the background. That background that contains the world, the real present moment world, is there always, it’s that we do not notice it.

Sitting by the fire is good for the soul, good for realising that life is a conscious moment now, that lasts forever. When we appreciate now our suffering subsides and our joy and peacefulness grows.