What Is The Most Important Thing That You Are Doing Right Now?

Photo by: Havilah Galaxy

Photo by: Havilah Galaxy

Breathing

Breathing is the most important thing that you do every day.  For all other functions are dependent upon it. You can live several days without food.  I recently heard of someone, who didn’t eat for forty-five days. That's hard to imagine, yes?  You can live a few days without water. However, if you are not breathing your continued existence will be measured in minutes.  Therefore breathing is the most important thing that you do moment by moment. The amazing thing is that unless you're no longer living, you're always breathing.  Every moment that you're alive you lungs are working. Just as your heart continually pumps your oxygenated blood to every cell in your body twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.  Your lungs are always creating life. Is that not amazing? The miracle in that alone is mind-blowing. There is another miracle that exists in each breath, the present moment.

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

Amit Ray

Follow your breath

Create the habits that shape your mind which in turn shapes your life.  Shape the life you want. Part of shaping that life is living in the present moment.  Be like a sculptor. You are the sculptor of your life.

When we are honest with ourselves, we spend little time sculpting our life we mainly react.  To sculpt the future, you must be in the present. The mind prefers to live in the past and the future.  These two moments only exist in your mind. All there is or will ever be for us is the present moment. By following your breath, you are residing in the present moment.

Practice, Practice, Practice

If you want to get to Carnegie Hall as an entertainer, you must practice.  If you want to get to the present moment, you must practice awareness of now.  That is why following your breath is one of the best methods to get to the present.  For the breath has no past, it has no future, it is only and always; right here, right now.  Start right now to make a commitment to creating the habit of following your breath and living in the moment.  Your future self will thank you.

Until Next Time,

Rich Decker

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