Closer than the Air I Breathe

Here, now. I take a breath, a plunge. Filling my body, filling my lungs... with air. 

Breathe in:

Love and peace surge inward like a tidal wave. I am whole. I am contented, I am free.

Breathe out:

Scattered thoughts that would pull me out of this ocean of presence are put neatly into ships and sent sailing away.

Breathe in: 

My consciousness expands to my body and beyond. I am embodied, I am alive. My whole being is a prayer, a possibility, a purpose. 

Breathe out: 

I have clarity. I have focus. Mind and body unite to the rhythms of waves flowing in and out. 

Even as I rise up from my mat, I continue breathing. I continue being. Within me, beyond me, spirit is here... closer than the air I breathe. 

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