A solid base…

sitting2Our breathing is a stable solid ground that we can take refuge in. Regardless of our internal weather- our thoughts, emotions and perceptions- our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, or sunken in a deep emotion, or scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind. We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose. We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful our breathing functions. At any time, we can return to this peaceful source of life.

Thich Nhat Hahn

3 thoughts on “A solid base…

  1. I have reblogged!- thankyou. I also found Thich Nhat Hahn’s book called FEAR in the airport bookshop and just the first chapter helped to reassure myself that I would survive my fears! Lookign forward to reading the rest of the book as well as the book called ANGER. Cheers, Sara

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