So I got thinking. The most natural post to write next seemed to be about how to breathe. Afterall as far as I can tell when you are developing a new set of skills, or reapplying them to your life you need the short term solution, the medium and long term ones. So discussing a tried and tested method seemed like a great idea. Also showing off a little and blinding with science seemed fun, if I’m honest. Making myself look good always seems like a nice option
My journey seems to be taking me on a completely different path. were I ended up was with noticing.
I mentioned in the last post that my breathing through my mouth I was becoming more aware of not only how I was breathing, but I was becoming more aware of my movements. Unconsciously slowing and moving in a more deliberate manner.
That sense of awareness has continued. Probably also aided by a new set of glasses bringing life into new focus. I live in a valley, surrounded by mountains. Too often it is so easy to keep your head down, immersed in whatever life is throwing at you. Lifting my eyes up, I find my breath stolen by the beauty around me.
I am also noticing and valuing friends more. Suddenly more aware of the small moments of expressed friendship and gratitude. causing me to feel more loved.
Noticing… causing me to open my eyes.. causing me to see what I already have… realising that what I am seeking for is already mine… allowing me to feel alive, at peace and centred in a way I have been seeking for.
The power of simply breathing and being is proving to be amazing.