Deliberately focusing on our breath as well as maintaining that focus have many benefits, such as calming our body and mind, becoming present in the Now and opening the door to witness our Being. In addition, focusing on our breath can strengthen our focus in other areas of our lives that can lead us to performing tasks in the ultimate flow state.
As I settled in my chair, I began to focus on my breath. At first, I just noticed the air flowing in and out of my nostrils. As time went on, I decided to inhale through my nose and exhale through my mouth. Creating this circular motion of breathing, I noticed my breath getting deeper and more into a rhythm. Simply breathing in this way, I became calm, still and grateful for all of life.
It is important to note that our mind will wander as we focus on our breath. It is just what our mind loves to do. When our mind introduces thoughts, we gently bring our focus back to our breath, without judgement. It will take some time and practice to develop and strengthen our focus. However, over time it will become easier to focus, without our mind creating distractions.
By focusing simply on our breath, we can strengthen our focus in all areas of our life. Indeed, by focusing, we learn to be mindful in everything we do. By being mindful in everything we do, we are more attentive to our individual tasks at hand. We are even more attentive with the people in our lives. In that way, learning how to focus on our breath is a gateway to a much more satisfying life. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️