The background

Sitting still in the sun, listening to the rustling of leaves in the tree, the songs of many birds near and far, distant voices, wind chimes…the more I listen the more sounds I notice.

I notice my breathing, the moving of my body as I inhale and exhale, still the birds twitter. I feel the environment, I notice all. I am calm and peaceful.

These things are there always, the background that surrounds every moment. We can instantly connect to it and become still and at peace within it.

The thing is we rarely notice them as we drown them out with our repetitive thoughts. We are unaware of background. We are unconscious.

Being aware of the background means being conscious and free of thought. It means being life in this moment.

Stillness contained in the background of awareness.

Breath, it’s underrated

Breathing is like the sea in and out always.

Breath is the centre of life and is always there.

If we find ourselves in fear, anger, hate, frustration, anxiety, sadness…just return to our breath, focus on it, count it, make it deep, fully in and fully out. Just breathe.

Stay with your breath as it brings us right to this moment now and it brings us consciousness, it silences thought and allows our inner energy to come through.

Breath is calm, peace and life.