We take approximately 20.000 breaths a day. How many stressful breaths do you take? A stressful breath is indicated by struggle. When you struggle with your own breath – you’re in a state of flight or flight, as if in an internal war. With less oxygen in the brain, more adrenalin is secreted, your bodily functions get tighter, emotions like fear, anger & frustration are heightened, and your perception gets distorted. Your overall experience is energized by fear. You’re likely to feel more miserable and oppressed, isolated & alone, victimized & depressed. Your likelihood to turn on yourself and on others increases. I believe that this is the energetic profile under the fear-stress & terror of living in the 21st century.
“Where is it in me?” “How can I face & embrace that question, and break through the vicious cycle of self-victimization?” is the beginning of healing & transformation. Then, you can do something about it consciously rather than react on automatic pilot. You can start building a loving practice of self-inquiry & conscious~breathing that addresses your fear-stress-terror factor daily, moment by moment, breath by breath. You can do it in a sacred manner & in celebration. Starting with yourself, you can build a MOJOE community, transforming misery & oppression to joy, oxygen & ease.
Why do I feel so passionately about it? Because if I can do it – so can you. I never realized that I come form an extreme-life-situation, until my recent trip to South Sudan. It was through being a refugee and living under the impending doom of a hollocaust, that I could relate to the extreme life situations I saw there, breathe-as-one and have a sense of comme-un-ity with the patients & staff of ward 11, in Juba psychiatric hospital. If you can have that sense of community with your own breath, you can have it with humanity. Calming your world – creates a calmer world.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of The BREAZE