as i was doing this meditation, i realized how lucky i am to be able to do it. i realized there are people in the world who cannot take deep breaths. i was once one of those people after i had a surgery on my stomach. i remember how unhappy i was that i wasn’t able to breathe deeply to relax myself. i had to get measured everyday and do breathing tests. at the time i never realized how big of a toll it took on my life, but looking back it really made me miserable. being able to breathe as much and as hard as i want to makes me so grateful because believe it or not others cannot be as lucky as we.