There are many different ways for you to come into awareness. Following your breath is one of the most common, and one of the most difficult for many.
What is your experience with sitting or walking and just focusing on your breath? Actually feeling your breath draw in through your nose and flowing down into your diaphragm? How does that inhalation feel? Slowly allowing your breath to flow back up and out of your mouth on the exhalation. How does that feel?
How does it feel in this moment – and then in this moment – and then in this moment – and then in this moment? Each singular moment?
Imagine the air that you breath only being available on one side of this glass – the outside – and you are on the inside. How focused would you be on your breath in that situation?
Each breath is as individual as we are, however that fact is little known and will never be known by so many people. This fact can only be know to anyone who chooses to stop everything and become familiar with the breath. This fact will always be known to anyone who struggles with their breath, who find it difficult due to limitations presented by poor respiratory conditions, external or internal.
As with anything that is often taken for granted, don’t let limitations be the reason for connecting to your breath. Follow your breath to awareness. Follow your breath into the present moment.
The present moment is the only time in which our life is happening, is the only time in which we are actually living. Is the only time we have to share.