Writing an article every month is like keeping a diary of the influences that’ve contributed to my present space of awareness.
Recently I’ve been engaged in accessing conscious control of my breath rhythms to have a better understanding of what being a human in this lifetime means.
I’ve always understood that this thing called life is illusory, a matter of perception influenced by culture, religion, time and environment.
I know from personal experience we are capable of so much more than we’ve been led to believe. The power our mind has over the responses of our body is underestimated.
As infants our mind developed alongside our movements. This is a statement I keep making and if you follow my videos and blogs you’ll often hear me say this because it’s at the crux of our humanity and the key to accessing our full human potential.
We’re not just humans living on planet called earth in this lifetime, we contain the spirit or essence of universal energy that is self, ‘the giver, the receiver and that which is given in one’ Kahu Abraham Kawai’i.
With our first breath we inhaled this essence and it became part of our body. It’s an energy that’s always there, before, during and after our life on earth. The body we’ve been born into is self healing and self regulating. If we believe we are incapable of this, we become incapable.
The mind directs the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system regulates the automatic responses of the body like breathing, sleeping, organ functions etc, so the belief systems of a person will influence the extent and range of these functions.
How can we change our mind? It’s such a slippery thing, like trying to control mercury.
We can do this through our breath because our breath is the lowest common denominator of existence.
The motion of breath is the two equal and opposing movements found throughout the universe that generates life.
Our body functions around our breath, without breath we die, so the breath shows us how to move functionally in our daily life to access and influence our regulating systems and the deeper parts of our humanity, into the essence of spirit.
It’s in the letting go of familiar patterns we find the growth from limiting concepts to an open mind with clear sightedness of what is, an uninfluenced perception.
We’re perfect as we are, there’s no need to strive. Just breathe and be real. We’re all heading in the same direction, towards the great exhalation, so live your life from your heart.