The Gentle Breath Meditation™ – How It has Supported Me to Feel Again

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

Further Reading:
What Is the Gentle Breath Meditation™?
Gentle Breath Meditation: the Warmest Embrace comes from Within
Meditation – And No More Numb Legs!

623 thoughts on “The Gentle Breath Meditation™ – How It has Supported Me to Feel Again

  1. The gentle breath meditation supports me to stop and feel the quality that I’ve been living in – everything I’ve been living up to that moment. It’s not like I can switch off how I’ve been living and suddenly get all calm because it’s ‘meditation time’ and I’ve got my eyes closed. With this there’s a greater sense of awareness of how the idea of compartmentalising life just doesn’t work and isn’t true – how we are in one moment affects how we are in the next, and so how we are in one area affects how we are in another.

  2. When I was first introduced to the Gentle Breath, about 10 years ago, I could feel what a simple yet powerful tool it would be as a support in life. Every day since I have practiced this technique and the beneficial changes to my life have been deep and far reaching. I no longer react to situations like I would have done in the past, I take more loving care of myself and how I interact with life and others and overall I live in harmony both with myself and all that is around me.

  3. Being the master of our own breath, how it enters and leaves the body, is a great and very important stepping stone to becoming more aware of how we move the body and what affect that has on our overall wellbeing.

  4. The transformational power of the Gentle Breath Meditation is clearly extraordinary. Who would have thought that something so simple could have such a profound affect on so many areas of our lives. It is amazing how detrimental disconnection from ourselves can be but gorgeous to know how easy it is to reverse it.

  5. I have also found a new understanding of myself through the Gentle Breath Meditation, letting go of an anxiousness to feel more at ease within myself and a natural flow and presence to my movements. Respecting and looking after my body builds a deeper awareness and natural joy and feeling how my body supports me back the more caring and nurturing I am.

  6. ‘I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.’- yes I can relate to this 100%. When I first practiced the Gentle Breath Meditation I realised this feeling, quality, connection was what I had been in search for my entire life. In fact when in connection to my stillness within, I could feel the timelessness of who we are in essence, and so began my journey of discovering the richness of living from who I am within. Not only was this a turning point in my life but it allowed me to develop a deeply self-loving relationship with myself, my essence and my body. Living in this way, to the best of my ability, is what continues to guide me through my living day as my marker of truth, with me wherever I am and whatever I do.

  7. What a great simple meditation that can be done anywhere, anytime. Within seconds of breathing this way you feel more settled and able to view the world with different eyes. I remember doing the meditation for the first time and wanting to fall asleep, again within seconds even though I thought I wasn’t tired. This meditation has been a real support to me over the years and with so many people now turning or using meditation as the answer or a key this is the only one I use. You don’t need to shut yourself off from the world, have a special room or pose to do it. This truly is a meditation for our modern times.

  8. “I felt there was always something missing in me, and there was… I was missing a connection to myself.” This was a feeling that I felt most of my life, my sense was that there was something wrong with me. But was only when I started to really connect with myself did I feel that connection and who I truly was in life.

  9. 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. This was my experience too, I got to feel how very small I had made myself and thus how very small my world had become.

  10. The technique of it is very simple and straightforward, but the impact it has on my body, feelings, mood and how I relate to others and life situations is huge. I don’t feel I’ve fully appreciated how supportive this technique is but reading this again was great to stop and reflect on how supportive it has been in my life.

  11. How wonderful to have been able to use such a simple technique and find profound consequences. Dedication to re-connecting is so very worth it. “It has opened my eyes to see the world with love and an understanding of myself.”

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