Pause, breathe and breathe again
Remove oneself from the noises of mind
Eyes closed, follow the sound of breath
Surrender to the present
Enter the zone where only now matters
No past or future are here to bother
Tenses melt into nothingness, as do tensions.
Mind slowly gets into the rhythm
Of the gentle breathing
Moments stop and become one
Ending the echoes of worries
Now is the moment that I live in
Transforming my being forever.
This is an acrostic poem. The first letter of each line spells out the word Present Moment. As I was meditating this morning, the present moment rewarded me with this poem.
Taking a couple of minutes to oneself to focus on breathing and only breathing by allowing the rest of the worries and concerns about yesterdays and tomorrows is the best thing one can do today. As I inhale I feel hope filling up the insides of my being. As I exhale I feel worries leaving my body.
Breathing in and out, when done consciously, helps me to center my mind with calmness. When I experience the clatter of thoughts clobbering me, I focus on my breathing to relieve the stress because it always works instantly.
Call it meditation, breathing exercise, or simply a tool for living – take a couple of deep breaths in and out and find yourself centered in the present moment.