Is it possible to be aware of the breathe all the time ?

I am catching up with posting online my articles.

So what is happening here is that simply nobody told us ever to be aware of our breath. As a matter of fact we have been taught the opposite.

Do you remember the song like "...take my breath away..." ?

Yeah... we have given value to the not breathing as we associate it with something big and incredible. And we have trained ourselves to not breathe correctly ( shallow breathing etc. ) and if it was possible we would not breathe at all and we would be trapped for ever within the thoughts and fantasies of the mind. Luckily we have a body which says stop to this bullshit and if we don't breathe then we die or get sick.

So do you start to understand why such a simple thing as breathing in awareness is almost impossible to achieve ?

We trained ourselves to it and we got accepted it as something normal. And then everybody around us is enforcing this believe because they do the same. The story would be completely different if we were told about is as children and our parents and teachers would be living examples of it but for the moment the reality is different and you have to be the one who would be the teacher and example to others. You have to be a leader.

Of course under condition that first you "dig out" the weeds ( bad habits ) from the "soil of your mind" and you plant a new seed ( breathing in awareness ). As I said before this may seem something impossible but in the end it is only a matter of discipline and patience. Although it is possible, for most of the people it will not happen in an instant. This is a process and it will require some time to learn - just like any other new thing or activity ( language, sport, job etc. ). In the end we have invested a lot of effort and energy into growing weeds in our garden for couple of decades.

The only problem with the learning of new way of breathing in awareness is that we are doing it for ourselves and ourselves only. We will not be motivated to do it because somebody will pay us a lot of money. As a matter of fact it may be the opposite because your mind and ego will try to distract you from changing the habit by manifesting in your new distractions ( e.g. new job with pay rise, new relationship etc. ). So be careful not to fall for it.

To be continued...


Written: 2014 - August - 28   Published: 2014 - November - 04      © Copyright 2014 - Greg Wiater