Breema-Körperarbeit Achtsamkeit und Präsenz in der Berührung by Pari Schneider & Klaus Pfeiffer

Wir möchten Sie zu Beginn des Artikels zu einer kurzen Übung einladen. Setzen Sie sich dafür aufrecht und in einer bequemen Haltung hin und legen Sie Ihre Hände auf ihre Oberschenkel. Ihre Ellbogen sind entspannt. Nehmen Sie ihren Atem wahr und auch ihr Gewicht, wie es vom Boden und vom Stuhl getragen wird. Dann streichen Sie mit Ihrer rechten Hand und ganzer Beteiligung dreimal sanft und zugleich bestimmt von ihrer linken Schulter über ihren Oberarm, Unterarm, ihre Hand und über die Finger aus. Wiederholen Sie das Streichen nun mit der linken Hand auf der anderen Körperseite und spüren Sie anschließend die Wirkung der Übung. Continue reading “Breema-Körperarbeit Achtsamkeit und Präsenz in der Berührung by Pari Schneider & Klaus Pfeiffer”

What can I do to be more available?

At any time, you could ask yourself, “What can I do to be more available?” For one thing, you could bring the attention of your mind to the process of inhalation and exhalation. When your mind registers the effect of inhalation and exhalation on your body, it becomes quieter. The quiet mind is like gold, but we exchange it for noise and rubbish. If someone is sitting quietly near you, you may think they don’t like you, because we’re addicted to noise. But inner quiet makes us receptive to what is given to us, moment by moment, by the flow of the life force within us. The life force is like the sap that flows through all plants. Without it, they all die. For the sap to flow correctly, we have to be in touch with it—we have to experience it. We experience it through taste. Taste begins with body and mind working together in harmony.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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To move from war to peace, we need to learn the art of acceptance…

Stating it very simply, we are either at war or at peace in life. And in war, we lose. Even if it looks like we’ve won, we haven’t. In war, everyone loses.

We don’t know it, but we are at war with ourselves. We always wish to be something we’re not. We wish others to be different, to change according to our liking. We are at war with our food, critical of what we eat, or critical of ourselves for eating it. We are conditioned to always be at war.

To move from war to peace, we need to learn the art of acceptance. But acceptance is not a mental phenomenon—it can’t be learned from words, concepts, or philosophy. We learn it by experience—that’s the language of Breema.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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Conscious energy can be received.

In the street, there’s constant noise from many cars going by. Those are like our thoughts—they’re from mass consciousness. When you stay with the process of inhalation and exhalation, the traffic thins out. At some point, it looks like there’s no traffic. That’s when the feelings join the mind and body. Conscious energy can be received. Begin by asking your mind to stay with the process of inhalation and exhalation. Start with three minutes a day, preferably in the morning. When you are ready, increase it to four minutes. The mind that’s free of thoughts, the mind that doesn’t live in the past and future, isn’t something you just have. You have to work for it.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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Breathe, and come to your body.


We have judgment because we have a “judge.” This judge gets its authority from two places—the past and the future. That’s where it lives. When you come to the present, the judge has no authority at all. In fact, when you come to the present, there is no judge.

You may say, “I am always in the past and the future—I can’t let go of them just like that. Isn’t there some step I can take?” The answer is yes. Breathe, and come to your body. When you don’t know how to let go of the judge, breathe. Stay with your inhalation and exhalation. It may take a few breaths, but eventually you can let the judge go.

–from First You Have to Be by Jon Schreiber

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Every cell of the body is working together….

When we have the definite taste of I have a body or there is a body, there is no longer any need to emphasize one part of the body over any other part. That taste is a knowledge which is equally the property of every cell of the body. Every cell of the body is working together, and the knowledge of this unity is your consciousness. When you are connected to this knowledge, the energy you use to do any activity is continually replenished.
—from Breema and the Nine Priniciples of Harmony by Jon Schreiber

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Bringing body and mind together…


When you bring body and mind together, you begin to be intentional. You are actively participating in your life, instead of passively being moved by external influences, like hay blown by the wind. You become less mechanical, less critical of the world, and a little more connected to yourself.
—from The Four Relationships by Jon Schreiber

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Unify yourself and support life.


Why do you do Breema? To unify yourself and support life. With our eyes, we see form, texture, and color. We are totally identified with the obvious. We don’t see the flow of the life force. But when you do Breema, you may experience it and so may the recipient. We need to see that we are not just “Mr. Head.” We need to know we have a body. Body-mind connection is not just a phrase. It’s a magnificent way of life. “Whole body/whole mind” is a direction for life. When you have Breema in your body, then when you move your hand, something takes place, because your whole body and whole mind are participating. When you sit, you are sitting. When you walk, you are walking. You have Being-participation.
—from Waking Up to This Moment by Jon Schreiber

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What is the foundation on which all meaning and purpose are built?


A foundation is something that things are built upon. What if you want to apply this word to the meaning and purpose of your life? What is the foundation on which all meaning and purpose are built? You can’t say your foundation is your body, because we all know the body is temporary. How about your mind? The mind is a box that we put everything we hear and read, everything we see on the Internet, and all our education into. So the mind can’t be the foundation, because it’s the mind of mass consciousness, which is the expression of the chaotic state of unconscious life. How about your feelings? They can’t be your foundation, because they constantly swing between like and dislike. A real foundation must be something other than your mind, feelings, and body. Every single thing that exists is a combination of two things—form and meaning. When we look at the manifested universe, we are really looking at two universes—the universe of form, which is observable, and the universe of meaning, which is realizable. Both of these have to be included in a real foundation.
—from Child of Existence, Child of Society by Jon Schreiber

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