Moment by moment, nurture an Intimate relationship with the precious Mystery of Breath. As you inhale, breathe deeply into your lower belly and know that you are breathing in the Healing Energy of All Life. As you slowly exhale, know that you are releasing the Toxins of fear, dis-ease, and anxiety from your Body. Allow each exhalation to release you from the shackles of stress, anger, tension, obsessive worry, and self-pity. Consciously breathing in and breathing out, let passing thoughts come and go and focus on returning to your senses. Infuse your body with an intimate awareness of your seeing and feeling, touching and holding, smelling and tasting, moving and stopping.
Once again, Inhale the precious Breath of Life into your lower belly, the Center of your Body and Being. At the end of your inhalation, in the midst of your pause, sense the warmth and the expanded skin of your lower belly. There you can feel the true sensation of Being faithfully and courageously Present in your Body. Breath by Breath, trust yourself to respond with courage, wisdom, clarity, and dignity to things Just as they ARE.
Once again, slowly exhale and release your grasp on all past and future concerns and worries. Open to the truth that Change and Impermanence are exactly the Wisdom Nature of Life and Death. Know that you are always being Born Again as the Wisdom Body of This Only Moment. Nourish confidence in your ability to creatively respond to whatever emerges in your life. Breath by Breath, clarify your faith in Infinite Wisdom and embrace the embodiment of Truth as your Friend. Practicing in just this Way, live with Caring, Courage, Faith, and Compassion for self and others.
Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici. Ph.D.