Saturday, October 6, 2012

Learning from Breathing

Everyday events if observed thoughtfully can give us extraordinary learning. We can learn from everyone and anyone. All it takes is an open minded approach, keen observation and introspection.

The other day I tried to meditate. I was told that one can meditate in more than a hundred different ways. I decided to meditate by closing my eyes and silently observing my breathing. If you do this exercise for as little as 15-20 minutes a day, you can have a healthier mind and body. When you start observing your breath, it automatically becomes deep and relaxes you. The mind becomes less agitated and more calm. Consequently, the rest of the organs & constituents of the body gets more organised and less chaotic.

While I was thus meditating, I came across a startling observation. For every breath that we take in, we feel energized. For every breath that we release, we feel relaxed. We cannot have a state where we do only one thing - breathing in or breathing out. Both must necessarily follow one another.

Breathing in can be equated to receiving from the Universe. And breathing out can be equated to giving back to the Universe. Breathing in is like getting and breathing out is like giving. We get only to give back. We give in order to be eligible to get. We cannot get unless we give. We grow only when we follow this cycle religiously.

Nature is teaching us to give. Lets learn and practice it. We will be rewarded.


Anonymous said...

Hi Vish
that is really nice observation
I used to meditate.........just keeping the eyes closed and enjoying the breath
but stopped
now your post has kindled the desire to start over again

venus66 said...

Nice post sir. Very well said. Thank you.

venus66 said...

Nice post sir. Very well said. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Superb...Proper breathing techniques helps melt away tension and stress, improves energy and simply relaxes the mind and helps one unwind.



Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant post, Sir.

Sonal Raisinghani said...

Deep breathing exercise requires inner attention and awareness. It also requires an art of inner self sensing and self awareness. You have nicely linked it to the art of giving and taking..
Nature too teaches us this art of giving. We live in a balanced ecosystem. Systems fall apart when this balance is lost. Similarly giving and taking is also an act of balancing which is required.