BODY, MIND, AND BREATH
In our daily lives, our attention is dispersed. Our body is in one place, our breath is ignored, and our mind is wandering. As soon as we pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in, these three things—body, breath, and mind—come together. This can happen in just one or two seconds. You come back to yourself. Your awareness brings these three elements together, and you become fully pres¬ent in the here and the now. You are taking care of your body, you are taking care of your breath, and you are taking care of your mind.
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