I was introduced to the Gentle Breath Meditation™ through a friend. I noticed a clear change in how he looked in his face, and his body was more at ease: I asked him what he had been doing and he said the Gentle Breath Meditation™.
Inspired by the changes I saw in my friend, I decided to go and see what it was all about by attending regular meetings where the Gentle Breath Meditation™ was held. I found this meditation allowed me to re–connect back to myself, to my body, and to feeling again.
In the past I had felt uneasiness in my body and felt uncomfortable but did not know why. The more I made the Gentle Breath Meditation™ a part of my daily life, the more I realised that I was going through life holding onto and not dealing with my unexpressed feelings and emotions.
I did not know how to truly care for and support myself in the world. I followed suit with family and friends, looking to them for guidance, thinking they may know the answers.
I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.
I found the Gentle Breath Meditation™ to be a simple and beautiful technique that held me in my body with a connection to myself, with a moment to stop and breathe and to feel what is going on inside me. When I breathed in gently through my nose, I could feel my body let go, I felt a place in me that felt at ease, an opening of quietness and stillness and I felt a space of freedom from all my woes.
All else did not matter while doing this meditation – nothing to pull me into thinking, going anywhere or doing anything. I have found a loving way to connect back to myself and my body that I can incorporate into my daily life at any time. It can be for a few minutes or more / longer, depending on how I feel.
I have realised through the Gentle Breath Meditation™ I can be another way, where I am more honest, accepting, allowing, and surrendering of what is going on in my life, how I perceive things and want things to be in the world, and that I have a choice to self-care and make self-loving choices – like being gentle with myself instead of being hard and self-critical.
It has given me the time and space to stop and question myself, to reflect on how I have been in my day, what I have been doing, and look at what I need to change. Or let go of behaviours or emotions that no longer support me and hold me back from being more of who I am.
The Gentle Breath Meditation™ has developed a deeper connection to me, where I naturally want to take care of my health and my body with a loving responsibility to address all areas in my life now. It has allowed me to develop deeply caring and loving connections with my husband, my family and the people I meet. It has opened my eyes to see the world with love and an understanding of myself.
Inspired by truthful and loving words of Serge Benhayon
By Karen Cooper, Assistant in Nursing, Aged Care, Home & Community, Gold Coast QLD