Being present together

Why fill up the space?
Let’s breathe together instead…

If we sit together, especially in companionable silence, our breathing tends to synchronise over time.

Interesting, isn’t it?

The research suggests this isn’t the result of intention, merely of proximity and the absence of words we use to occupy the gap.

I wonder if this has wider application, like to our relationship with the natural world?

If my head is buzzing, I tend to be oblivious to the pace I am walking, and I go faster. Then I just feel like a visitor, passing through.

Yet, I also know those precious occasions when I feel immersed in the valley or the flow of the water. And it is timeless.

Breathing together.

Holding the space between us and honouring it with our presence.

Let’s choose to go gently.


This week

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