The Breath or a Mantra as Mindfulness Aids

” Over the years Ive seen there is no storm that my breath can not weather. In some cases the waters are calm and my boat consistent. Often I discover myself in the middle of a hurricane in what feels like a flimsy wooden raft. My experience informs me that I have the ability to ride the waves no matter their size, and that, the closer I get to my breath, the more strength and stability I have.”

This refers to the constant repetition of a mantra throughout the day, called Japa in the Hindu custom, however likewise practiced in other traditions. A mantra or the breath helps bring us back to and anchor us in the present moment.

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“The mantra turns into ones staff of life, and brings one through every ordeal.”– Mahatma Gandhi

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This refers to the continuous repeating of a mantra throughout the day, called Japa in the Hindu custom, however also practiced in other customs. The breath is also utilized for the comparable purpose. A mantra or the breath helps bring us back to and anchor us in the present moment. My experience tells me that I have the capability to ride the waves no matter their size, and that, the closer I get to my breath, the more strength and stability I have.”

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