What are our conscious breath and the silent space and what do they have in common?
“The consciousness of the creatures is due to breathing.”
What is conscious breath?
Breathing is a basic function of life. It is controlled both by the vegetative, i.e. the involuntary nervous system, and consciously by the will. But what are our conscious breath and the silent space? What do they have in common, and what is the true beauty of our existence? In this article, you will learn all about these wonderful topics.
So, we also have the freedom to steer our breath willingly. The vegetative nervous system contains two essential components called sympathetic and parasympathetic.
Breathing provides our body with the oxygen we need to exchange gas in our lungs and body cells. With physical exertion, breathing rate and depth increase. On the other hand, the frequency and depth of breathing decrease in the state of rest.
What does breathing have to do with spirituality?
In the Christian faith, we speak of the divine breath, the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of God. The word Atman from the ancient Indian Sanskrit refers to the breath of life, the divine spirit inherent in all.
Conscious breath connects us with our soul, with our divinity. This can also happen after a long period of inner separation and after many painful experiences.
It is possible for us to re-establish this connection with our divine self through the conscious breath. With him, we can immerse ourselves in the present moment, in life in the here and now.
What do our doctors think?
Not only the movements of the body but also mental and emotional states influence the breathing. If we feel stressed or afraid, then the breathing rate increases.
Medically, the body’s response to stress and anxiety can easily be described with the so-called sympathetic reaction situation. This means that the balance between the two parts of the vegetative nervous system is shifted in favor of the sympathetic system.
Here all emergency functions of the body are activated, so that we can act directly and quickly. In addition to breathing rate, the sympathetic body also increases the pulse, blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the body. Many people live almost constantly in such a state and this is extremely unhealthy for the body.
Observation of breathing
The observation of our breathing stops for the time in which we do this, our unconscious mental thought processes. Although breathing seems so self-evident, breathing has an essential meaning for all our life processes.
The breath fills us with energy and vitality at every moment. We can intentionally influence our breathing, but most of the time it works on its own. It is particularly recommended to pay attention to the short breaks between inhalation and exhalation.
A popular breathing technique is also to hold your breath for a few seconds at these transitions, depending on the exercise level.
Conscious Breath – Key to Awareness
Conscious breathing can, therefore, be a key to experiencing my true self. The moment I am aware of my breath, I draw attention away from the constant repetitive thoughts.
Then a silent inner space can arise in which the transformative, fundamentally changing forces can work. Therefore, it is essential for a person who wants to live spiritually to feel his breath as often as possible.
How does that work?
First of all, one should feel conscious of how the breathing air flows into and out of the body and how the chest and abdomen rise and lower again. Even a single conscious, deeper breath, directed as far as possible into the abdomen, is enough to create inner space.
Already in this way, we are able to interrupt the stream of thoughts for a moment. The more often you do this exercise during the day, the better the result.
Conscious breathing can also increase our physical and mental performance. For example, it gives you a new idea, an inspiration, when you brood over a difficult spiritual task.
What are Pranayamas?
Pranayamas are breathing exercises in yoga. We will discuss them then in the corresponding chapter on yoga.
The Silent Room
With the help of conscious breathing, we are able to enter an inner, silent space. This exercise is also a tool to live in the present moment, in the here and now.
What is the silent space?
The quiet space is inside us. First of all, there is nothing here, just as in a vacuum. Our physicists argue about how much empty space is in an atom. Some speak of more than 99%, others think that this view is still based on the old Bohr’s atomic model.
According to a more recent view, the particles we make are not tightened and fixed, anyway. Rather, they are in constant interaction with each other.
The quiet space described here is not material and has no material limitation. Nevertheless, it serves as a much-needed “playground” for a person who wants to live spiritually in order to be able to be an active creator. We cannot create anything new if we lack the “space” to do so.
How can I find this space?
You can most likely recognize this space while observing your thinking. He shows himself to us as a space between the individual thoughts. However, some exercise is part of becoming aware of this.
People who aspire to their true self and spiritual enlightenment are often in a dilemma. For much of what they are looking for in this way is not an object that would be visible with their eyes.
So we have no other option in this way than to develop our senses further. We must learn to feel, perceive and be mindful more intensely.
The opening of the silent room
The inner space can open up within us if we make it our mission to live in the background constantly with a feeling of contentment. Conversely, of course, it can also be said that when our inner space is open, we can live with a constant sense of contentment.
This sounds paradoxical at first. However, the one here requires the other. For the opening of this space, we must feel the vastness and silence within us and also become silent inwardly.
Conscious breath can help us with this. This opening is, therefore, only done by a mindful in-feeling.
The Beauty of Our Existence
When we have opened ourselves to this quiet space, we can only see the beauty of our existence. We then recognize our mere being. And this is independent of what is evident in our outer life. In this way, we can also enjoy the simple things of life and enter into a cordial relationship with other people.
Those who encounter this experience also gain the ability to feel comfortable in their own society, that is, alone with themselves. There is an ongoing sense of peace and vitality in me. Our consciousness opens to the bliss of being.
Are you already one of these enlightened beings who can enter their vast inner space and find tranquillity and fulfillment right therein?
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