| Discover our Internal Breath|
|24 Sep 2013 @ 15:35, by Gerald Vest|
Do you recall your 1st Breath? Will you be aware of your Last Breath? Health Promotion Team Orientation, SNM Alliance with Injured Warriors and Families
The more we develop this awareness the more illuminating and alive it becomes for us. Thoughts no longer distract us; we can remain open, clear and balanced. This penetrative, open quality is like the sunlight that shines forth in all directions. When we do not take positions, the door to enlightenment is completely open, and we understand quite naturally what is called "universal" mind, infinity, or genuine understanding. (Tibetan Meditation by Tarthang Tulku, p. 77)
I have learned that we have Two Breaths--one is autonomic-the other is Nature's Breath uniting and interacting and relating with Nature and All that Is. I believe there is a Koan that suggests that we seek that which never gets Born or never Dies in meditation. Experience Internal and External Breaths while working with our health, restoration and resilience programs: Kum Nye, Psychocalisthenics, Kath State, massage, acupuncture, yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi, therapeutic arts, returning to Nature with new learning.
Maintaining a daily health program is an opportunity for us to totally relieve ourselves of pain, suffering, anger, fear, ignorance, prejudice, jealousy, and greed, etc. This is an opportunity for us to join with Nature--our True Nature as we learn to observe our Breathing throughout our day, evening, while maintaining an awareness while eating, interacting, loving, learning and experiencing. Seems our whole being is rejuvenated and happy when we become conscious and aware of ourselves-our being, our relationships, our thoughts, senses and feelings.
I find it helpful to develop Internal Breath-Awareness with Mindfulness throughout the day and in sleep. Expand the Lungs with "Integration Breaths" to maintain "High Levels of Consciousness." Strength, coordination, balance and flexibility of our body, mind, spirit, emotions--social interaction and healthy relationships are the result and outcome.
Breathing in the pain and suffering of humanity while breathing out loving-kindness, compassion and healing is one of our key health components to serve Humanity One. (See, The Pema Chodron Collection including several other scientists, professionals, scholars and all selected have guided me during this early, middle and later, this Life's Journey.)
Note: Special thanks and appreciation to Robin Woolley, LISW, Photographer, Health Practitioner, Co-Team Leader, SNM Alliance with Injured Warriors and their Families.
Gerald W. Vest, ACSW/LISW/LMT, SNM Injured Warrior Alliance, TRICARE Provider--Individual, Couple, Family & Group; Holistic & Integrative Health Practitioner; Organization Team Leader and Professor Emeritus, NMSU School of Social Work, Las Cruces, NM 88005, 575.524.2379
29 Sep 2013 @ 13:14 by : I want to acknowledge that this pic
and many others I use, show the beauty and relationship of all that is. Humans are the only ones who don't get the interaction and show respect for our Earth and it's inhabitants. Many for example, believe Nature is only created for humans. Unfortunately, we are killers of everything and everyone's opportunity to live a full and complete life. Thank you Robin Woolley, LISW, Co-Team Leader, SNM Stress Management and Health Promotion Team working with Injured Warriors and their families.
2 Oct 2013 @ 03:41 by : Thanks, Jerry
Good to read your wise words.
Hope all's well with you.
2 Oct 2013 @ 13:32 by : Thank you, my friend.....appreciate all
you do and the contributions you make for supporting life, health and relationships. Much love to you, Judih......
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