w.o.w.~what we breathe out, we breathe in… {by sarah nean bruce}

what we breathe out, we breathe in… 

inhale peace & exhale love~sarah nean bruce {FLICKR photo by timmyo}

meaning the energy we put out to the world

is returned and

we bring it back in to ourselves.

that energy becomes even more a part of us

.

be it the energy of ~

.

love

hate

.

compassion

apathy

.

generosity

greed

.

honesty

lies

.

integrity

subterfuge

.

patience

anxiety

.

forgiveness

vengeance

.

courage

fear

no matter our spiritual belief or non-belief or disbelief,

darkness ~ or negative energy ~ begets darkness

light ~ or positive energy ~ initiates light

{interestingly, light can pour into darkness, but darkness cannot pour into light}

.

it comes down to a causal mechanism governing the universe ~ often referred to as “karma”

karma is an immanent principle of the universe and it is without intervention of any supernatural Being

.

the abstraction of karma is part of a world view held by millions of people ~ both eastern cultures & western cultures.

many in western cultures (or with christian upbringings) have subsumed this perception of karma.

the western christian belief of reaping what you sow from galatians 6:7 is analogous to the eastern view of karma that we are a result of what we have thought.

.

We Reap What We Sow (Galatians 6:7-9)

.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him,

like a shadow that never leaves him.~The Buddha

.

what we exhale

~ our passions, our beliefs, our thoughts, our energies ~

are what we inhale

.

and what we inhale

~ the passions, the beliefs, the thoughts, the energies ~

we either are or

we eventually become

.

ergo ~

what we breathe in, we breathe out

meaning what we take in from the world

~ negativity or positivity or fear or hope ~

we put back out into the world.

.

no matter where we are or what is happening around us or to us

it is our perception of the situation that colors our emotion and affects our sense of the situation

how we absorb ~ or breathe in ~ that situation is up to us.

.

because ~

our perception of the world around us

influences what we breathe in

and helps to shape how we breathe it in

thus ~

how we breathe it out

hence ~

i have opted for

breathing in peace and

breathing out love.

.

tell me ~

what do you breath in & breathe out?

~sb

25 July 2011

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4 responses to “w.o.w.~what we breathe out, we breathe in… {by sarah nean bruce}

  1. @sarahneanbruce sarah nean bruce
    Thanks Eva~i loved writing it & it flowed out of me so quickly xoox @sarahneanbruce
    RE: @evalaruecappoo Oooohhhh!! I LOVE this one!! XoxoEva

    @evalaruecappoo Eva LaRue
    @sarahneanbruce Oooohhhh!! I LOVE this one!! XoxoEva

    RT @evalaruecappoo ~”What we breathe out, we breathe in… {by sarah nean bruce}~ Universal law of Karma

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