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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 5/2016

07-07-2016 | MINDFULNESS IN PRACTICE

Experiencing the Universal Breath: a Guided Meditation

Auteurs: Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 5/2016

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Working on the assumption that the average healthy individual completes 15 breath cycles each minute, an individual that is fortunate enough to live until they are 100 years old will take approximately 786 million in-breaths and the same number of out-breaths. From the meditator’s perspective, this equates to almost 1.6 billion opportunities to attain enlightenment. The breath, when correctly observed and attended to, can become a potent means of cultivating awakened perception. However, despite the numerous opportunities provided by the process of breathing to become more spiritually aware, it is unfortunately the case that there exist a significant number of people that live out their entire life without being aware of a single breath in or out. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Experiencing the Universal Breath: a Guided Meditation
Auteurs
Edo Shonin
William Van Gordon
Publicatiedatum
07-07-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 5/2016
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0570-4