As I was cleaning my house one afternoon, I began daydreaming about all the other places I would rather be. I saw that I was lost in my thoughts and wished to come out of the past and future, and into an experience of this moment. I decided to fold the laundry with Single Moment/Single Activity. I approached the activity as if I were doing a Self-Breema exercise. I stayed with my breath, experiencing the weight of the body sitting on the floor. I folded each piece of laundry with interest in how my body was stretching, leaning, and rocking. Continue reading “Self-Breema in Daily Life by Alexandra Johnson”
When you want to nurture someone, give them food; don’t talk about how great food tastes. Our desire should be to nurture others, not to impress them. Making things complicated may impress others. But simplicity nurtures.
–from Real Health Means Harmony with Existence by Jon Schreiber www.breema.info/06252019
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There are two keys to working with Breema. The first is to move from complication towards simplicity. When you’re confused, it means you’ve made something complicated. So simplify. When there are too many things that need to be done, you don’t know what to do, and you don’t have the energy to do any of those things, because the situation looks complicated. But say, for example, when your sink is filled with dishes, you decide to wash one plate. You’ve moved towards simplicity. You shift from potential energy to kinetic energy, and your resistance disappears. The other key is to move from diversity towards unity. You are confused because you’re only thinking. You need to think and feel and relate to your sensory impressions simultaneously. When mind, feelings, and body work together, you are moving from diversity towards unity. When you become unified within yourself, you become unified with the entire Existence.
—from The Taste of Being Present by Jon Schreiber
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