Breathe like a baby and soften
Bend in the wind and feather the ground
Become pliable as a young tree
Breathe & recapture what was yours at
Breathe & buy back your one
Breathe: feel the rising & falling like a
boat on gentle waves
Become a master, spacious & open. feel your
Breath as it is: a golden thread, your connection to life
Buddha would say distance yourself from thought & concentrate on your
Breath. the way you
Breathe is the way you live.
Become the miracle of pranayama, taking in & giving back
Breathe with the belly like a sleeping baby
Bend in the wind without snapping &
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So lovely. "Bend in the wind without snapping…" reminds me of Tanya Tucker's marvelous song, which makes me cry every time I listen to it. And "the way you breathe is the way you live" is equally evocative, calling up Annie Dillard's words from "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek":
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
It's the magic of poetry, again. I swear there's (usually) something for everyone in every poem.
Thank you for the reference to Tanya Tucker's music; that was a first for me. Peace of mind is as close as the breath…
'Soften' is the closest thing I have to a mantra these days. Somehow when I say the word, tension in my body dissipates, and I'm as present to the moment as I can be (for the moment).