5-Minute Try It: Last Breath

Note: Engaging this Try It may catalyze deep emotion. If you feel really triggered, please breathe into your body and sense gravity holding you in mother earth’s arms.

Minute one: Contemplate each breath taken as possibly being your last.

Minute two: Now practice each breath as your last. Breathe in, breathe out and relax … in the moment of relaxing as your breath releases, for this brief moment contemplate this as your last breath.

Minute three: Notice any emotional response to this contemplation.

Minute four: Being with any emotion, are there any completions – with yourself or others – that arise?

Minute five: Consider these completions, one by one.

Complete your practice by writing down any completions you wish to attend to and by when.