Reading from Class: Breathe and Be Present
“We spend most of our time caught up in memories of the past or looking ahead to the future, full of worries and plans. The breath has none of that ‘other-timeness.’ When we truly observe the breath, we are automatically placed in the present. We are pulled out of the morass of mental images and into a bare experience of the here-and-now. In this sense, breath is a living slice of reality. A mindful observation of such a miniature model of life itself leads to insights that are broadly applicable to the rest of our experience.” – Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
We all come to practice for different reasons, however, what keeps us returning is how it applies to the rest of our lives off the cushion or mat.
Thanks again to Ms. Andrea Isabelle Lucas for this one. She shares great inspiration through her teaching and new Barre & Soul venture.