Sunday, April 20, 2008

BREATHE

breathe mandalaBreathe Mandala - (Meditation Card series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image: flowering crab apple blossoms
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You know that our breathing is the inhaling and exhaling of air. The organ that serves for this is the lungs that lie round the heart, so that the air passing through them thereby envelops the heart. Thus breathing is a natural way to the heart. And so, having collected your mind within you, lead it into the channel of breathing through which air reaches the heart and, together with this inhaled air, force your mind to descend into the heart and to remain there. ~Nicephorus the Solitary




7 comments:

John said...

You know I like the white eleven ones - this one is another "wow" one - very much my cup of tea. Just super lovely and the word "breathe" is like a sweet kiss. Where dfid you get that font?

Highest recommendation.

Yes, but close ups....does that makje sense?

Spent the morn at home with a plumber - disaster averted, whole bathroom floor did not rot out.

Toilet leaks do not make one want to eat or BreaThe.

John said...

My comment has been saved and will be visible after blog owner approval. I dare you.

Frances said...

Could anyone disapprove of john's comments? lol - but at least you don't get that d*** spam.
love this thistledown spring breeze and the music to accompany it.

The Artful Eye said...

Sue- this is so refreshing. I was able to read this passage and really stop to pay attention to my breathing. It was like a mini gift.

Thank-you. A much needed calm.

Sandra Evertson said...

ah, I truly needed this reminder to just breathe!
Sandra Evertson

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

OMG this is gorgeous, do you sell theses online???

Sue O'Kieffe said...

hi darlene thanks for stopping by. i am working on my online presence/sales/website, etc.
my biggest issues right now are in the areas of printing/production
~sue okieffe