and enjoy the power of effortless actions
Breathing is the most natural and effortless activity that we can experience in our Life. Everyday, we take many breaths without realising it.
This is a beautiful example of effortless action. At the end of the day no-one is tired because of “having to breathe all day long”. Breathing is also an automatic action govern by the Nature — we do not have to think about how deep and how often to breathe. When you are Calm and relaxed it just happens.
But on the other hand, we can influence our breathing with our thinking: we can very easily stop breathing for some time, we can start breathing faster, slower, deeper, etc. When we add thinking and when we try to control breathing, soon we become tired.
And this is the natural reaction of human mind to be excited about this tiredness and to start to try to “overcome” it by practicing harder and harder forced or unnatural breaths. For some reason everything that is hard is more attractive to our mind that naturally seeks obstacles and finds pleasure in overcoming them.
But breathing is the gift from the Nature, that wants to teach us the art of effortless and innocent actions: You can see from this example how thinking and controlling brings tiredness to your actions, and how Calmness and innocence can make your actions easy and effective. Effortless.
Breathe effortlessly every day and learn from this how to take all your actions in the effortless and innocent manner.
Take care of yourself.
Be good to yourself.
Stay innocent, and enjoy every day!