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Respirar

Quando se ensina alguém sobre yoga e meditação, o primeiro passo costuma ser a respiração. Saber fazer uma respiração abdominal é, por si só, uma arte com um impacto profundo na nossa saúde e estado mental. Há dezenas de técnicas yogis para exercícios e meditação que se baseiam fundamentalmente em controlar a respiração de diversas formas.

Já aprendi muita coisa sobre o assunto mas ontem, ao ler uma passagem do livro “Do nothing & Do Everything: An Illustrated New Taoism”, encontrei a descrição mais linda e poética sobre o respirar. Aqui fica :)

“Uma respiração adequada é a chave para a auto-cura e para o controlo da ansiedade, oferecendo curas espantosas do nosso corpo pela nossa mente. Não há muito que possas fazer para controlar o teu coração, ou o estômago, ou os intestinos, mas podes usar os teus pulmões tanto consciente como inconscientemenete, deliberadamente ou automaticamente. Os pulmões funcionam em duas direcções; eles são a ligação entre o consciente e o inconsciente. Os lugares mais belos do mundo são os lugares onde dois fenómenos se encontram: a costa marítima, onde o oceano salpica a areia, as margens dos rios, onde a água salpica a terra.

A respiração pode ser a mais bela função do nosso corpo, pois na respiração o consciente toca o inconsciente. Podes estabelecer formas de respirar que fazem o teu sistema nervoso voluntário afectar o teu sistema nervoso involuntário.

Na respiração, os dois mundos de fazer-tudo e fazer-nada tocam-se e produzem faíscas transparentes, brilhando acima das nossas frequentemente escuras e ansiosas mentes. Podes fazer tudo para mudar o ritmo e a profundidade da tua respiração; ou podes não fazer nada e deixar o Universo respirar através de ti.

Yesterday the world changed…

… as it does every single day.

So, yesterday was the long awaited day of the apocalypse/new era/raising of consciousness/[insert your own thing here]. As expected, it was a day just like any other.

I said this before and I’ll say it again, we are not living in any special phase or era, there is no special thing about this time, there is no special happening for humanity or planet earth that we are witnessing now. There’s just too much new-age stuff around in this planet.

Yes, we have a collective energy and collective consciousness. But it’s important to understand that each of us is mainly walking an individual path. In this journey of creation and evolution, each unit mind threads along this path, from crudeness to infinite consciousness  passing by so many stages and experiences (will write a detailed article about this topic soon). Each one of us is in an individual phase, and no two people are exactly the same. Forget this utopian idea that something is going to happen and suddenly the planet will be saved and humanity will be different. This is not the way nature works.

“Bad” is being created all the time, and so is “good”. Both will always simultaneously exist. I’m sorry if you have seen too much fairy tales movies on TV or new age documentaries and this can disappoint you. The world will never end, and it will never be “saved” either. There is no such thing, everything is happening in a most natural way, and evolving from it.

We should not be worried with these “phases”, our concern should be with our own “phase”. What am I doing daily to push ahead my development? What am I doing to expand my own consciousness until it reaches infinity?

That’s how it will happen, don’t expect magical shifts or help from other galaxies. Take action, start today.

And that internal progress will need to manifest itself in an external way, and that is when you care more and more for creating a more harmonious and functional human society. Not only taking care of other people, but the entire creation, animals and plants. Fighting to create this better world will become inevitable. But this fight is done without attachment, because it’s also just a temporary fight, related with this stage you are living in. The inner journey is the one that continues, stage after stage, life after life, until you reach nothing less than the Supreme. Everything else is just scenery.