The miracle is not to walk on water.

The miracle is to walk on the earth in the present moment;

To appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.   ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Life Breathing

Listen carefully for you may miss the soft exhale of the flower on the vine.  Or the inhale of the rich brown soil from the earthworm beneath your foot.

Butterfly wings waft the air toward you as an offering.  While bird songs are heard in a series of exhales as the tree that shelters releases a leaf to the ground.

Chimes move in the breeze creating the sound of the breath in notes sung in tune with the expansion and contraction of the Earth – all in union with you next inhale….and exhale.

Be present to life breathing around you, mindful of the artful ways that breath pulses among the minutest of cells and atoms woven amidst the field of being – capturing each one of us within the next inhale.

All breathing for and with each other. An exchange of intimacy connecting us in levels so deep that even the whale in the ocean depths senses into the next breath that you will take.

Be still for just a moment and listen to the symphony of breath that fills every moment with the exquisite pleasure of being Alive Now.  Life is breathing.  Listen…listen


Copyright Gaye Abbott, 11/11/2011 from Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath – Weekly Breathing Spaces to Delight, Rest and Reflect In


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