B R E A Z E ~ CONFIDance
5 Steps 2 Gather Yourself & Celebrate Being Confident & @ Ease
It’s 2:22AM, and it’s 19 degrees in New York. I just came back for an hour walk from 28 street & Lexington to Crosby Street in the Soho. There I got a chai at a 24 Paki place called Lahore, and took the subway back home. I feel confident, together & @ ease. But I didn’t feel like that when I left. I felt insecure, scattered and ill @ ease. You could say a little miserable & oppressed. It was nothing special, but enough not be able to fall asleep. In my head, I was dealing with all kinds of issues, but I was not together, nor @ ease. I was in a pre-depressed state, with symptoms such as feeling scattered & empty, struggling with the breath, restlessness, craving for food, sex, entertainment etc. On my walk, I listened to music on the I-Phone and followed the five steps of BREAZE, paying attention & spending about 5 minutes on each step. 1. Shaking & awaking and feeling the breath in my body. 2. Flowing & letting go – I breathed with ease & aligned my breath with movement & music. 3. Standing & making space – I opened my heart with compassion to the breath. 4. Walking with grace – I connected to the breath in the earth. 5. Dancing & celebrating – I breathed as one. Just before I got to Crosby street, I was distracted by the site of 5 homeless people sleeping on the side walk. I was going to take a picture of them, as a man who was walking by me said: “Great air man, life is good”. I put the phone back in my pocket and continued to dance my way to Crosby street. I felt like I now really understood the line from the Hopi message – “Gather yourselves. Banish the world struggle from your attitude & your vocabulary.” Gathering yourself, opening your heart & breathing as one, rather than mentally struggling with yourself & with life, feeling more scattered, insecure, miserable, oppressed and depressed, made perfect sense to me. Gathering yourself & being @ ease, is a basic skill of living and taking care of yourself, especially in the 21st century, when our attention is challenged with so many distractions. Being attentive to your life with compassionate awareness is an act of self-love.
“All that you do now must be done in a sacred manner & in celebration.”
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Samuel J. Kirschner Voice of the BREAZE