Many a times in our lives we feel totally helpless. Situations are either out of our control, or things are just going wrong all over. Our sense of peace gets lost and our self gets disintegrated. We need to adjust, compromise and reluctantly agree to coexist with all the discordance for greater reasons beyond our self interests.
During those critical times we find ourselves totally at loss of what we want to hold on to. There are such times when we are absolutely at loss of our sense of self. We need fervently to hold onto something we find our own – an infallible brace! This brace holds our integrity and our identity. It is like being a Lotus. Even being rooted in stale stinking sump, the Lotus doesn’t lose its integrity – its beauty and elegance. The dirty water doesn’t wet it. It just flows down its body keeping it untouched.
Today in the world of uncertainty, deaths, betrayals, darkness, narrowness and all that can be called evil, we need to keep our soul redeemed to our own ideals and highest beliefs. That gives us our sense of identity ; sense of self!
One easy technique our seers suggest is to mindfully breathe and watch your breath. Just taking and releasing deep slow breaths and counting them till day 50 or 100 gives that profound sense of centeredness. It dawns in us an eternal inner sanctuary of stillness and peace. From that sanctuary we experience that silent power, love and pause!
This tight, powerful and infallible brace of our breath holds us like a sail of the boat amidst a tumultuous ocean storm. It guides us towards the right direction towards the destination of our own making – the destination that inspires us! The journey of life in the presence of this brace of breathe is so soothing and fulfilling!
Our mind needs such a brace and it is a common experience for all of us. Some find that brace in their family. Some in their friends. Some find that brace in their job, wealth, possessions, power or position. But soon all these wither away. And then that inner sanctuary cannot be created as the mind by then had lost the ability to curl within. Developing a daily habit of meditation helps to develop this powerful and infallible brace of breath!
It excites me to see the app – ‘BREATHE’ in my Apple Watch! It makes reclaiming this brace of breathe at any point of time during the day or night!