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Monday, June 22, 2015

Mindful Breathing

Get into a comfortable position (sitting, lying, standing), that supports you being awake and aware.

Turn your attention to the purpose of the sensations that happen as you breathe. You may wish to close your eyes if it helps you to focus your attention on your breathing.

Find a place in your body (tip of your nose, your chest, your abdomen...) where you can actually feel the breathe moving in and out.

Rest your attention there, where you can feel your breath most easily.

It is not necessary to control your breathing.

Release worries, fears, needs, burdens (inner and outer). It is not necessary to make anything happen. Just let it be.

If you notice your attention wandering, notice where it went and gently bring it back to your breathing. Your mind will wander countless times. Each time it does, practice kindness and patience with yourself, notice where your attention wandered and bring back to mindfulness.

~ Five Good Minutes by Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine


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