Small Stone – Breath

Small Stone

Small Stone

Rhythmic sound
Oxygen concentrator swooshes
Prompting me of awareness
Effects taken for granted

Our body is a splendid design
Engineered for unconscious function
Until mindful effort mandatory

Preciousness of breath and life


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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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6 Responses to Small Stone – Breath

  1. the preciousness of breath and life – may it be yours today and always.


    • becca givens says:

      After I’ve tucked my mom to sleep at night — the house is very quiet except the rhythmic “whoosh” of the machine supplying her with additional oxygen. I remember doing an exercise of pausing the natural involuntary breathing to voluntary … there is such a different feel to it to the breath! When the body is correctly breathing on its own — it is so easy to take for granted.


  2. An observant and poignant description, Becca, we tend to take so much for granted. My thoughts are with you too ♥


    • becca givens says:

      Involuntary breathing is so easy, automatic and goes on without nary of thought — yet, pause to change to voluntary breathing and the body (or the mind) can certainly tell the difference — such a different feel to it (forced vs natural). Thank you for the visit and the kind thoughts.


  3. shoreacres says:

    You have it just right, in lovely words. It’s so easy – until it isn’t. Thinking of you….


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