3.0 Every path starts with the first step
So, we go through that forest and try not to see it at as a whole and to label it. We miss much of the original experience of what this forest can be. You might want to leave its path to have some experiences and come back.
Maybe you want to ponder about this analogy, regarding the life you are experiencing right now.
3.1 Breathing What use has breathing?
It is the most important metabolic process of your body.
It is more important than sleeping, eating or drinking. If you change your sleeping patterns
, you can feel more energetic. If you change you eating habits,
you can be healthier and more beautiful. If you change the fluids
you are putting in your body, you can feel clearer and flatten your blood sugar level, which can change your eating habits.
There are many coherences in this whole system of your body, many of which you aren't aware of.
The same goes by breathing, you can change your current emotional/consciousness state just by altering your breathing. How can I understand that emotionally? Look at the picture below. Try tuning into its feeling of freedom and the absence of day to day surviving thoughts. Close your eyes, you shut down 85% of your perception by just one blink. Imagine yourself standing on a vast field and looking up to a sunny sky. If there is nobody in your near that laughs at you, you can increase the sensation by spreading your arms.
Now when you are in tune with your imagination, try to breath slowly and deeply, effortless and totally naturally, like you would increase the perception of the environment by doing this. Let your breath flow gently and feel the air passing your nostrils.
Can you feel now that you change your current state? A general thing
Many people breath wrongly. That sounds silly, but that is the way it is. Many people breath very flat, the lungs are not getting the whole portion of fresh air. Sometimes you air your room, to concentrate better, well it is quite logical, that you increase the amount of oxygen in the air that is surrounding you.
But ever thought that breathing itself has a influence on how you feel and the amount of oxygen that goes into your blood?
If you have a pet, how does it breath? It looks like it would breath more with the belly. Yep and this should be your natural tendency too!
Maybe it feels not very comfortable to control the own breathing at first, this is true. But the goal is not to consciously breath all the time.
You will adept automatically, as the time goes by anyways. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the simplest things. How do I know I will adept?
Your subconscious has a great memory, it remembers what serves you and what doesn't. The other side is, that it doesn't has its own analytical mind. You decide how you condition yourself. This is nothing that takes much effort, you just have to remember that you are the captain of the boat and determining the course of the boat, when it is necessary. You have to show your subconscious what is good or not and sometimes you have even to remind yourself.
Take this example: You went through the supermarkets to get all the things for christmas and are pretty stressed, because there is this guy who took your parking space and the other woman who got you into this conversation with their emotional problems and you just want to go home.
So after that you arrived at home, put all the bags away and throw yourself on the couch! What might be the next thing you do, with not thinking much about it? Yes, inhaling deeply and exhaling deeply and you might even take a break after exhaling, before inhaling again. You subconscious knows that this makes you feel better and you just did it, without maybe knowing that this is a pattern, that changes your current state.
Where did you pick it up? There was certainly someone doing that before you, you saw this couple a times and your subconscious has adapted.
Was it hard to learn or does it feel unnatural? Nope!
3.2 What will we use here?
There are 1001 patterns you can try out, just google or share it in this thread. There are two breathing patterns
, I want to show you that are of a use. The first one
, is to get you more relaxed and calmed, you do this before you do everything that needs a calm mind. The second one
, you do after finishing whatever you did, it increases your alertness and energy level again.
[I edit/finish this post/chapter tomorrow guys]