5 Days Countdown: Breathe

“Probably the most relaxing sound for me is my breathing. I’m reminded I’m alive. no other singular sound more characterises the dive experience than the sound of the breath.

Breathing in, gently, and with near imperceptibility, I begin to rise. Breathing out, I slowly descend. This gentle rocking, is one of the things that makes diving so soothing…

I breathe, therefore I am. Diving that is. And the breath is such a great way to pace myself… By listening to my breath, I become acutely aware of slowing my inhalations… luxuriating, in the simplicity of the process, and very slowly, exhaling… listening, as the trickle of bubbles are set free as they inexorably make their way to the surface of the water, like helmet in transparent balls of energy, each with their own separate mission to pulse their ways to the top.

Once there, they are set free…

I breathe and feel the filtered dry air fill my lungs. It wakes up all the slumbering alveoli, those tiny sacs that carry oxygen, throughout my body, from within my lungs. And I’m reminded that I never, never breathe relaxed to full breaths like this, when I’m going about my business, topside. But the slow movement of everything under the water, reminds me that there is only this moment, only this breath, and only this feeling…

I’m breathing as I dive, with every breath more relax than the one before it. And as I breathe, I enter more deeply, into where I am. Listen, I’m glad I started diving. It reminded me to slow down, slow down and breathe… to feel… and to enjoy.” – Michael Mish, Breath.

The past one week has been one hell of a turbulent ride… Even as I’m regaining clarity and allowing the gravity of it all to bring me to its proper place, I find that I’m 5 days away from my dive trip in island paradise. I’m getting dive certified for PADI Open Water. It doesn’t feel like a good time to go now. But then again, the sun, sea and sand would be good for me, even as I make time and space for healing. Am very grateful to come across Michael Mish’s vid on BREATH today. His meditative approach to diving is inspiring, calming and peace-restoring… it’s exactly what I need.

Perhaps, it’s exactly what you need too. A simple reminder, to Breathe.

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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Use your Imagination. Your Imagination have to take you beyond the pain… beyond the trouble… to the next level.

“I want you to Fail Forward… I want you to get to a place in your life that every mistake you make, every setback you get, every obstacle that you don’t overcome, every barrier you can’t climb, I don’t want you to give up, but I want you to Fail Forward…

You got to learn from your mistake… get back up and try again… don’t stop, don’t quit… Fail Forward, learn from each and every one of your mistake. Don’t quit, don’t give up… If it gets hard, you tie a knot around yourself, you double tie if you have to, but you hold on… You will never reach your goal, you will never reach your dreams if you don’t use your Imagination…”

“Use your Imagination. Your Imagination have to take you beyond the pain… beyond the trouble… to the next level.”

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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We each have our own war to fight and struggles to overcome. We need to choose our battles. And life goes on. Even so, we must not turn a blind eye to Syria, as we go about our daily lives…

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“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published time: April 01, 2014 17:42 | Edited time: April 02, 2014 10:45 – “Armed gangs in Syria are conspiring to stage a chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs in order to later lay the blame on the Bashar Assad’s government, Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari has warned the Security Council.

“Competent Syrian authorities intercepted a wireless communication between two terrorists in the Jawbar area of the Damascus governorate,” Jaafari said in a letter addressed to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council. The letter was published on Tuesday on the UN website.” – RT News: Militants in Syria prepare chemical attack in Damascus – UN envoy

We each have our own war to fight, struggles to overcome…

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We each have our own war to fight and struggles to overcome. We need to choose our battles. And life goes on. Even so, we must not turn a blind eye to Syria, as we go about our daily lives…

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published time: April 01, 2014 17:42 | Edited time: April 02, 2014 10:45 – “Armed gangs in Syria are conspiring to stage a chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs in order to later lay the blame on the Bashar Assad’s government, Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari has warned the Security Council.

“Competent Syrian authorities intercepted a wireless communication between two terrorists in the Jawbar area of the Damascus governorate,” Jaafari said in a letter addressed to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council. The letter was published on Tuesday on the UN website.” – RT News: Militants in Syria prepare chemical attack in Damascus – UN envoy

We each have our own war to fight, struggles to overcome. We need to choose our battles and life goes on. Even so, we must not turn a blind eye to Syria, as we go about our daily lives. Stay Aware. Spread Awareness.

You can make a difference just by staying Informed. With knowledge, you will know that there are reasons for war, and why the reasons being put forth by mainstream media are questionable. Links to get started:

BBC News uses ‘Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre’ – Telegraph

“The Truth Seeps Out Of Syria” – Peter Hitchens, www.dailymail.co.uk

“Syria and Bahrain – what’s the difference?” – Peter Hitchens, www.dailymail.co.uk

The West’s Greatest Fear

Power of Truth in Syria, Libya– NYTimes Interview with Lizzie Phelan

Eyewitness account: Media lies about Syria

“The West Must Quit The Theatrics And Tell The Truth On Syria” – Fiona Hill, Honorary Fellow At Deakin University

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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This Too Shall Pass

 

“This too shall pass” (Persian: این نیز بگذرد‎, Arabic: لا شيء يدوم‎, Hebrew: גם זה יעבור‎)

an adage indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. – Wiki

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Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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“He knows the extreme of my depravity, which I cannot exaggerate, yet He still sees the heights of sincerity and virtue in me.” – Misty Edwards

“Even I cannot convince Him of how bad I am. No one can. I can’t convince Him of how good I am. No one can. He does not change His opinion of me by my words or the words that men speak about me. Even the best of men can be swayed, but He can’t.

This gives me both confidence and comfort knowing that He knows the extreme of my depravity, which I cannot exaggerate, yet He still sees the heights of sincerity and virtue in me. Only with God do the two extremes coexist in the process of maturing. Only God truly knows us.”- Misty Edwards

Love,

Mish.

****

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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