Breath Awareness

The character of your thoughts and emotions is reflected in the motion and level of energy in your breath.  One of the first habits of a yogi is to notice the state of the breath and prana.

via – Meditation as Medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa

Connecting with the Aliveness of Nature

The biggest, most profound and most revolutionary shift we could move to now is to live in a world where saying hello to the grass is a sign of deepest respect and an acknowledgment of our own lack of understanding and knowledge.

– Luann Armstrong

via DailyGood: Life on a Farm, by Luanne Armstrong.

What is it that is awake and aware in nature?  A deeper understanding of the world of plants and animals opens our awareness to being – ness that is different than us and also a part of us.

When talking about awareness, most of us identify with our awareness through the ego, through the mind and senses. But the true self is in the middle of our chest, in our spiritual heart. So, to get from ego to the true self I said “I am loving awareness.” Loving awareness is the soul. I am loving awareness. I am aware of everything, I’m aware of my body and my senses and my mind, I’m aware of all of it, but I notice that I’m loving all of it. I’m loving all of the world.

via Ram Dass on Loving Awareness | Ram Dass.