The Gentle Breath Meditation™ & Discovering my Inner Self

I practised (and subsequently taught) Yoga for many, many years before finding my true inner self – my inner heart – the part of me that is connected to, and one with, God. I did not find this inner self by looking to something or someone outside of me, which I had been doing to no avail for many years. No, the answer was inside me all the time!

I discovered my inner self, this Divine essence inside of me, the first time I practised the Gentle Breath Meditation™. By simply breathing very gently in and out of my nose, I came to a place that I knew was home – my real self.

So now when I lose my self, such as when I am rushing around making myself late by trying to do one more thing, or when I get frustrated with someone or with myself, or when I think too much or talk from my head (mind) – which is still quite often, as I am far from perfect – I simply stop, connect and breathe very gently through my nose.

Sometimes all it takes is two or three breaths and I am back. Sometimes, if I have been rushing around in ‘drive’ mode, or if I am caught up in everything going around and around in my head, it takes a lot longer. And that is OK too as there is always a lesson there for me to learn.

There are times when I find I can’t connect back to myself using the Gentle Breath Meditation™ … so then I might go for a very gentle walk, appreciating nature all around me, until I am walking again with my self. And if I still can’t connect, I will read a story or a book that inspires me, such as Serge Benhayon’s “Open Letter to Humanity”.

Developing my inner self has not always been a gentle unfolding for me – it is a work in progress, lovingly so – but if I hold myself absolute in my knowing that my essence is Divine, as a son of God, it is like the breeze upon still water… forever expanding…

I am continually inspired by Serge Benhayon and the students of Universal Medicine.

By Anne Scott, Accredited Yoga Teacher, Exercise Instructor, Mediator and Facilitator and Esoteric Healing Practitioner, Auckland, New Zealand

Further Reading:
Using the Gentle Breath Meditation To Develop Conscious Presence
Supporting the Elderly… and The Ripple Effect
Meditation – And No More Numb Legs!
Blogs About the Gentle Breath Meditation

862 thoughts on “The Gentle Breath Meditation™ & Discovering my Inner Self

  1. We can wallow in sadness and misery all we like, but the simple fact is it only takes a couple of moments to reconnect to our light. If this is the case, what then is our true responsibility in every moment of life?

  2. Coming back to your breath. There is nothing more settling or steady in feeling the ease in which your body moves.

  3. The Gentle Breath was also for me the start of connecting back to me, to my essence, the true and always present beauty that is in me. I was so much in my head at that time, that I could not really feel my essence then, but now, a couple of years down the road, I can say: I have found the Kingdom of God within, breathing gently through my nose helps me to stay connected to that beauty, and restores the connection when I have lost it.

  4. There is an industry that sells Yoga (Union) that does not deliver it. It is important to state it clearly, to explain why it does not and to also account for why people keep buying into it. When we do all of that, we only conclude that there is an industry that offer a vibration to those that are within that vibrational range that uses words that fulfills the users and the sellers but there is no truth behind it. Truth is always the highest possible vibration.

  5. I agree for sure that to reconnect with our innermost we don’t need to seek outside of ourselves, but it can also be hugely supportive when we meet the reflection of another who has reconnected with their innermost and with that gives us a living reflection and inspiration of what is truly possible.

  6. If we all learned that we can determine how we breathe and thus what quality we are moving in we would be well equipped to go through life.

  7. Beautiful Anne, how much care and attention you pay to taking responsibility to reconnect to your inner-self. It is amazing to have these tools in life and it is great that the Gentle Breath Meditation can be applied anywhere, and going for a gentle walk is also something we can very easily do anytime. What you’ve shared are all very easy, simple and accessible steps we can take to reconnect with our inner-self. Thank you for sharing them.

  8. “but if I hold myself absolute in my knowing that my essence is Divine, as a son of God, it is like the breeze upon still water… forever expanding…” This is acceptance — many people don’t simply accept this, and when you do life is forever expanding and not the normal one day repeating itself.

  9. I agree – being gentle in our movement is a great way to come back into connecting with ourselves, which is actually much grander than gentleness.

  10. Having spent many years looking outside of myself for the connection to my inner-being it was an internal gentle earthquake within myself to experience the Gentle Breath Meditation for the first time, with the after shocks continuing to resound as the foundations of false ideals and beliefs continue to shatter.

  11. The gentle breath medication can support us to snap out of any drama playing out in our minds and connect to our body, this is absolutely profound in a world where we are constantly walking in disconnection.

  12. I too practiced yoga and meditation for many years before discovering the esoteric breath experienced through the Gentle Breath Meditation. What I can say from these experiences is that the ‘yogic breath’ took me out of myself in the guise of being deeply connected to myself and this was felt as a blissful high with seemingly heightened awareness and elation that afforded me relief from having to feel the true state I was in. That is, until I plummeted back down to Earth with a rudely awakening thump when the blissful state wore off. Whereas the ‘esoteric breath’ reconnected me to a part of me that lives beyond the tension but does not ever shy away from alerting my attention to it so I can make the necessary adjustments to not live in a way that constantly feeds this tension or the seeming escape from it. Such a stark contrast and all this in a single breath.

  13. The Gentle Breath Meditation is powerful to work with and there is a stillness felt within my body as this has integrated into my daily way of living.

  14. Practicing the Gentle Breath Meditation when I am feeling stressed or ‘out-of-sorts’ is like taking the pulse of where my whole body is at in that very moment. When I drop into that gentle breathing sometimes it surprises me just how racy or buzzy my body feels, so it is so helpful to get an instant indication by checking in with our body in this way and then adjust our daily activities to stay more gentle and centered.

  15. The Gentle Breath Meditation is such a powerful tool, so simple it can be done anytime,anywhere and brings us back to our true essence.

    1. I agree Esther and you have reminded me to check in with myself regularly and use my breath as a marker for where I am at. I can sometimes go into reactions with my family because I have disconnected from myself and my gentle breath. This can happen very quickly and I find the key is to be more aware of when I have changed my quality of breath and movements. I also know, to reconnect back to myself is also a quick and easy process.

  16. The Gentle Breath Meditation is such a great tool in life. If offers a space that we know so well, a space of truth that we may not have felt for a very long time, a space where we know love resides. It offers a simple tool to start the walk back to truth.

    1. Yes, beautifully said, the Gentle Breath Meditation is a great tool to come back to ourselves and with every gentle breath the more we come back to a truer way of being.

  17. Great blog Anne for when we allow too much talk from our mind it cannot but compromise the expression of love from our heart. And if we are all honest what the world needs today is more love and wisdom, not more knowledge.

  18. The development of our connection with our breath and body is so important. What you have shared Anne is very profound.. Quoting you back, as it shows us that it is our stillness we need to come back to:
    ”Developing my inner self has not always been a gentle unfolding for me – it is a work in progress, lovingly so – but if I hold myself absolute in my knowing that my essence is Divine, as a son of God, it is like the breeze upon still water… forever expanding…”

  19. The Gentle Breath Meditation is so very simple in bringing us back to that place of stillness that lays within all of us, who would have thought that something so simple could be so powerful in connecting us to who we naturally are.

    1. Absolutely Jill and the Gentle Breath Meditation reveals how easy and simple it is to reconnect to ourselves and to stillness. It makes me wonder why our world makes it out to be so complicated and almost impossible when in fact it is very simple?

  20. It is a remarkable and no big shakes at the same time when we reconnect as it is so simple and so profound. Always deepening.

  21. The Gentle Breath Meditation has helped me to reconnect to the depth of true beingness within – and this has become a ‘new’ foundation for my life. New and equally ancient at the same time, for this foundation feels very familiar, like a return to a place I know very well.

  22. I started practicing the Gentle Breath Meditation regularly about 7 years ago. I found it useful to have a regular rhythm and place to do my practice and having done so after about 3 months I really started to feel the benefits. This practice helped me to reconnect to an innate space of stillness within, one that feels beholding and truly supportive. Having continued to use this method since, it has become apparent to me that I naturally breathe more gently during my day and hence, the ‘meditation’ has become something that is present with me most, if not all of the time.

  23. The Gentle Breath Meditation, whilst simple has offered the strongest difference to my life. Through it, I have got to feel and know my true self in a way that nothing else has. It is the most profound technique to still anxiousness and un-ease and bring a settlement back into the body.

  24. I agree Anne, lovingly developing our inner-self is a continuous unfolding and deepening of our connection to our essence and expressing from this true quality. I appreciate now that I no longer rush around as much as I used to and listen far more to how my body is feeling and honouring that feeling.

  25. Yes, the Gentle Breath Meditation is super simple and yet offers a deep connection to the true self innate in us all equally. And I agree that walking in nature is another way to ‘come back to ourselves’ if we are lost in busyness or thoughts. I find when I am connected I feel and sense life more rather than think about it, removing the ‘mental filters’ that separate me from my true self. It is a very different way of being from my past experience of constantly being in pursuit of something or other.

  26. I’ve come back to this blog and been super inspired by the power of the Gentle Breath Meditation, the power of stopping the crazy whirlwind that can take over and to appreciate and connect with the quality, delicacy and fiery warmth that is ultimately inside all of us.

  27. Imagine having a car for years but never knowing it needed a key. You sit there thinking ‘it looks all very nice, has great windows and tires, but if you think I’m going to push this around you are insane’. Imagine then finding out that by placing the small key on the backseat, in the ignition that you could start it up and drive forward with ease. This is little like discovering the power of your inner heart. All you needed for years has been with you all along. As you show though Anne, there’s no point on dwelling on the past when you can embrace what you have refound today.

  28. The gentle breath meditation was like a life saver for me, I was running on high nervous tension and anxiety, not knowing who I was and feeling disconnected from everything, I had one way of living – numb out on food, drink, and drugs. When I started to practice the gentle breath medication it was the first time is such a long time that I actually felt ‘me’.

  29. We pursue a million books and supplements to change our life, yet choosing to be present and breathe our own breath, transmutes energy cuts through lies and brings light like nothing else. We have such incredible power right at the tip of our nose, that would make a wizard blush. Yet we ignore our alchemical powers. Thank you Anne.

  30. It is deeply beautiful to feel and come to know that wherever we are and whatever we are doing, our connection to all that we are is only ever one breath away. Such is the great embrace of Gods love, always present and forever holding us.

  31. That is beautiful Anne. When we are loosing ourselves it often seems impossible to get back and than it is great to know that we can come back and that there are things we can go to we know re-connect us to ourselves like the Gentle Breath Meditation, going for a walk or anything we have found supports us back to feeling ourselves.

  32. This is great testimony to the fact that meditation can be a tool for re-connection, not giving to anyone what is not already there – waiting to be expressed.

  33. The Gentle Breath Meditation is the most powerful tool to support yourself back TO YOU.
    You find them as free downloads on http://www.unimedliving.com and it just cost you a few minutes each time you practice it and you get the support of Serge Benhayon who presents this on the audio’s. His deep love for humanity is felt in every single word and his deep livingness of that what he presents makes it easy to start to feel the truth of your own connection too.

  34. Funny that I should read this blog twice in just a few days. The dedication and responsibility you share are clearly something I need to heed!

  35. Beautifully practical and divine as is love and truth, there are no short cuts through changing our direction from love-lessness to love, much like a big container ship it takes time to turn around but steady and committed you will change course.

  36. There are so many things like Yoga that can keep us immersed for a long time before we notice their limitations. The more involving they are, the harder it may become to extricate ourselves as we have invested a lot and can resist writing off all that time and work.

  37. A life lived outside of who we are is full of twists and turns and dramas every day. Like a TV soap opera it takes some dedication to turn off the channel and move to another way. Life without these hurts and pains, self-projected paranoia and fear is simple, purposeful and clear. Have we really got time left for this complication to carry on? Or are we ready as you present Anne to live from our body instead.

  38. “but if I hold myself absolute in my knowing that my essence is Divine, as a son of God, it is like the breeze upon still water… forever expanding…” the journey of unfoldment becomes easier.

    1. That absolute knowing is quite contrary to how most of us are brought up and letting go of false ideas about our origins is half the battle.

  39. The Gentle Breath Meditation is a beautiful and very practical tool to reconnect back to feeling present with our body and to rediscover the true beauty and precious quality of our inner self.

  40. It’s super supportive to know resources that we can go to if we’re feeling off or not quite right – things that we know help us to re-connect back with a quality that we can say is true to who we really are. I know for me going for a walk can be really helpful, as can just being aware of the way I’m doing things (how my whole body feels), the posture that I’m sitting or standing with, tidying things up or reading one of Serge Benhayon’s books…

    1. So true that enlightenment isn’t about getting anywhere, and in fact there is no end goal, as we are constantly deepening, refining, becoming more of who we really are, the more we connect to ourselves through our breathing and our bodies. It’s a process of unfoldment, allowing and accepting.

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