Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Friday, July 5, 2013

Breathing in I smile

Breathing in I smile,
breathing out I relax
This is a wonderful moment
(Three Breath breathing exercise from "Essential Spirituality"
by Roger Walsh

is at the center of life
there is no life
without breath

we can go through a day
and never once think about breathing

it is not that we don't think
we think a million thoughts
our heads are agitated and fragmented
our mind
the Buddhists say
is like a crazy monkey leaping erratically from branch to branch
thank God for breath
thank God, that when we take the time 
not just to stop and take a deep breath
but think about
that breath
to celebrate its mystery
its beauty
thank we can breath in all the
mystery of the earth
and life
and find
Breathing in I smile
breathing out I relax
This is a wonderful moment

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