Remember to Breathe

It took me most of my adult life to understand just how important the breath is. I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. Something we do every day, yet, many of us take for granted. How many times do we inhale and exhale without giving it a second thought?


The breath is the thread that ties the conscious and subconscious together.

I read somewhere that the mysteries of life and death are contained within inhalation and exhalation. Simple yet profound, isn’t it? Without the breath, there is no life. The faculty of the breath is the power that illuminates the body with the vibrancy of life.

If you have had the grace to be present when a soul is born into a human body, it is miraculous to see how the breath brings it to life. Similarly, if you have been present when someone draws their last breath and life leaves the body, another miracle has occurred.

There is an old myth that states that an individuals’ lifespan is defined by the total amount of breaths allotted to them. When those breaths are finished, the journey ends.

So, remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.

30 thoughts on “Remember to Breathe

  1. I needed to hear this! Sometimes I forget just how precious life is and just how much our bodies work everyday to keep us alive 🙂

  2. There’s a tension that exists when we forget to breathe. No energy flowing. Stagnant. Breathing releases and uplifts. Thank you for this reminder – very timely for me today! <3 <3

  3. Being conscious of the involuntary act definitely has lot of health benefits.. Nice post! Such reminders are always needed,, thank u:)

  4. thank you for the reminder…..to remember to be conscious of breath…..it is simple yet so important. beautiful, thought provoking post.

      1. you are very kind………..since your post I have been working on being more conscious with my breathing………….thank you!

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