I’ve known for some time, now, that breathing is good! Not because of the effects of the physical breath on my physical body, but because the very process of breathing graces me with a constant reminder of my own, uninterrupted potential for the next wave of expression. In that, my state of being is infinite; as are my intentions and outcomes, beyond any supposed evidence to the contrary. What I must do, is choose.
I am fond of the notion of Space, Movement and Flow…. knowing that without Space of body, mind and Spirit, Movement is impossible! And without Movement, there can never be Flow. It all begins with Space; with my willingness and ability to let go and trust that as I fall back into the Great Void of my own uncertainty… of my own Chaos… I will be carried by that wave into my own, unfolding destiny. What I must do is let go… and in doing so, the Space appears.
Space, Movement, Flow. Not, Space, Movement, Exhale… or Space, Movement, Inhale… but Flow. Is my exhalation the harbinger of an end? Is my inhalation that of a beginning? Or is each part of the same unbroken, continuous wave of my own discovery, knowing that as I inhale uncertainty and chaos, I will exhale the expression of my own potential into my world… knowing that the next inhalation will bring with it insight and discovery… that I might next, exhale that ‘more’ of mySelf that I have become…. and on and on and on it goes, never-ending and ceaseless in its Flow.
Flow. A life of Flow. Not a life of good/bad, right/wrong. Not a life of beginnings and endings; or one of answers and finish lines. But a life of constant, undulating, perpetually-unfolding, mindful Flow. THAT, I’m willing to get out of bed in the morning, to know intimately!
What does it mean that 2010 has ended and 2011, beginning? Are they really separate? What would life be like were we to surrender our culturally-conditioned need for borders and lines of demarcation? Does one wave have an ending before the next arrives? Or is it all, in truth, the Ocean in Flow?
In this moment, and as I move through and into the Flow of time, I am choosing to know that I am the Ocean… that I am that restless, engaging, living Breath of Life that sustains itSelf and all that it touches… even when there are times of inundation and apparent destruction. No good/bad, right/wrong… just Flow.
I am without hesitation or doubt that my life is a living, breathing, pulsating metaphor for how I am choosing to express the godforce that I Am. I am equally mindful that as I begin one day with the enquiry, “How does the godforce that I AM choose to live today?”, I must also end it with, “Did I live, today, as an authentic expression of that godforce; and is the life I’m living worthy of the godforce that I AM?”. In the flow of those enquiries, I begin to notice the Flow of my Being. In those mindful reflections, I create the Space that will invite the Movement that will bring more of the I AM that I am into my day-to-day expressions of ‘being’. And in that breath… wherever it may find itself… Flow is sourced, nurtured and encouraged by my willingness and ability to breathe. Not much more is required.
Today, as I ponder all of these for myself, I am reminded that my personal and deeply intimate evolution; that my willingness and ability to be whole and reclaim the territory of the majestic Self, demands but one thing of me, at all times – and that is to breathe! One breath… THIS breath… staying in it, despite all that it may bring… knowing that it is the only one that will make a difference. Until this one is embraced fully as the I AM that I am seeking, the next one will not come – no matter how hard I may intend it to be otherwise. The I AM that I am IS that breath!
Wisdom resides in that single, presenting breath and no other. Do I have what it takes to stand with it as the gateway to my own discovery?
Breathing is good…..