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  1. She smiled at a sorrowful stranger.  The smile seemed to make him feel better.

    He remembered the past kindness of a friend and wrote him a thank-you letter.

    The Friend was so pleased with the thank-you letter that he left a large tip after lunch.

    The waitress, surprised by the size of the tip bet the whole thing on a hunch.

    The next day she picked up her winnings, and gave part to a man on the street.

    The man on the street was grateful; for two days he’d had nothing to eat.

    After he finished his dinner, he left for his small, dingy room.

    He didn’t know at that moment, that he might be facing his doom.

    On the way he picked up a shivering puppy, and took him home to get warm.

    The puppy was very grateful to be in out of the storm.

    That night the house caught on fire, the puppy barked the alarm.

    He barked till he woke the whole household and saved everybody from harm.

    One of the boys that he rescued, grew up to be a famous rock star

    All because of a that simple smile, it grew and went far!

     

  2. The Breath of God, the bible states; what does that mean? Are we blessed or tainted by this breath? Most would see this as being hallowed and being a conviction to follow, to conduct yourself with thoughts of being part of the brotherhood of man. Others would dilute the meaning and put in their own interpretation of this breath allowing them to conduct atrocities and reactionary traumatic actions against the human race.

    My theory is that each breath is our life; is our being.  We take deep breaths to calm us down.  We can slow the breath to meditate and relax.  Our breath is life.  Slowing the breath and concentrating on the being helps us blend into the universal energy of life; which is the breath of God.

    Our being, our substance, our living all relies on the breath.

    In a world of fast living each person is just breathing but taking no breath. Let them be silent and take a breath, slowly they will discover themselves; they will become aware of their breath and their being.

    If each individual stops and takes that breath to realize how their breathing and their being impacts on others, then the world would be calm again.

    Meditation is a practice that we should all do each day for a short amount of time; 15 minutes to 30 minutes is enough.  Sitting in a quiet environment, playing calming music uplifts the vibration of the being and connects with the breath of life. There should be no expectations, but the practice of contemplation will enhance the knowing of the being within you. Quietening the mind through the breath will help the coping mechanism within you, which in turn will help you interact with the world and the universal energy in a different way.

    Breathing is a different aspect to taking a breath.  We go along our pathway of life not noticing our breathing, but if we concentrate when we take a breath we will be aware of how different the two things become. When we panic, breathing becomes erratic, so taking deep breaths gives us a calming manner to allow the breathing to go back to normal. So being sensitive to the meaning of our breath will also make us consciously aware of the impact it makes.

    So, I ask again: What’s a breath, this thing you call breathing? How do we become aware of our being? Is it through the breath or just breathing?  A quandary that for most of us has no answers for others it is the most important thing in life, taking the time to take a breath!