Our Breath…………

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One day Kevin and his friend went to visit a Buddhist Monastery at the foothills of a village in Tibet.  As they entered, they noticed a child monk; he can’t have been more than ten years old teaching a group of five-year-olds in a monastery. He had a great aura about him, the poise and confidence of an adult. He also looked very friendly and had a beaming personality. 

Seeing this little child, Kevin asked in a surprised manner, “What are you doing?”  “We just taught their first class ever,” he said, then he very politely asked me, “Sir, what did you learn in your first day of school?” “I started to learn the alphabet and numbers as all children do when they go to school in the beginning” said Kevin.

The little monk smiled at Kevin and said, “The first thing we teach them is how to Breathe.” “Why?” asked a speechless Kevin.  He then replied, “Because the only thing that stays with you from the moment you are born until the moment you die is your Breath.  All your friends, your family, the country you live in, all of that can change but the one thing that stays with you is your Breath. Breath is very vital for all of us living beings.”

This ten-year-old monk then further added, “When you get stressed, what changes?  Your Breath.  When you get angry, what changes? Your Breath.  We experience every emotion with the change of the Breath.  When you learn to sit quietly and calmly, your breath becomes soft, your attention becomes focused, gentle and careful, as soft as the breath itself and then you can navigate and manage your breath in a perfect way you want.  You can also steer any situation in your life in a positive way.

This was a great learning for both Kevin and his friend.  They were so grateful to the little monk who taught them such a valuable lesson they would never forget and they left feeling so happy and contented.

A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayers, humility, sacrifice, letting go of unwanted negativity, meditating on our breath and being loving-kindness.

53 thoughts on “Our Breath…………

    1. Yes absolutely true, Brad. I just came across this story on my what’s app group and found it so profound felt like sharing with all my blogger friends. You are always welcome dear. Let us all Breathe love and kindness with the blessings and grace of God. Take care and stay safe.

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  1. How I wish this was a reality of education everywhere! It felt so wonderful to read your post. It feels unfair that we often find the most powerful yet simple lessons of life lost on us due to ‘education’ and then having to learn them after going through hardships later in life. Breath indeed is the foremost indicator of the state of our mind body system. It miraculous how much change we can create in our quality of life just through working with our breath!

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    1. Yes Pragalbha I completely agree with your valuable feedback. Hope our education system could teach us the importance of our body and values of life. Breath is so vital for each and everyone and how we all must live our lives with love and kindness. Thanks a lot. Take care and stay safe ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your valuable words Ashok. Breath is also illusion as it is connected with our body but it is so important to understand our breath. Loved the story and it was so inspiring. Thanks a lot 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    1. I am so grateful for your kind words dear Cornelia. This story was an eye opener for all of us how we need to breathe in our lives in order to live a stressful and happy life. Thanks a lot dear. Take care and stay safe.❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Meenakshi. One of my friends sent me this story on What’s app and I found it so profound that wanted to share with all our blogger friends. Hope we could learn from such a small knowledgeable child what our Breath is all about. Take care and stay safe dear.

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  2. The breath. It gives life. Breath is the life. And for this reason in of itself I have chosen to live a life mask-less, for a mask impedes the breath, stifling one’s Natural Order within the body. I have sacrificed much in order to keep my health and for this I will happily keep on doing, for once you loose your health which I have done, it is very difficult to gain back. The only place I go is to get my hair done where in order to stay I have to wear a mask, one that is very thin and I am able to wear without struggle for breath. Many states in the USA are dropping these mask mandates and I couldn’t be happier. I’m an RN, Kamal. I know without doubt masks do nothing to protect against viruses. Some day all will know this truth. It matters not to me that people for the most part, opt for fear over that of truth. I know what I know and have done what I did in order to maintain my breath the way God meant it to be.

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    1. Very true and agree totally with your valuable words Amy. Masks are a complete hindrance for people and we are not being able to breathe when we wear them and in return our own health spoils. Taking care of your health is very important. Thanks a lot for your great feedback. Love and light to you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😊😊😊😊

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    1. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your valuable feedback Deepika. Breath is so important in all our lives but we don’t know how to take proper care of it. Yes hope all these important aspects of life are taught to children. Thanks a lot 😊😊😊😊😊

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