As a young adult, I often wonder if our human lives are based on a limited amount of heart-beats we inherit in this Universe, and that our deaths are met at the breach of this limit. Whether or not it's true, the more I ponder on this limited heart-beat concept, the more it stands out as simple and yet realistic rules of life, and less hypothetical a longer-living and more fulfilling life.
Regardless, here are these simple rules of breathing we all could explore, which I feel aligns to the wisdoms with which are familiar to us.
SIMPLE RULES OF BREATHING:
Rule #1) Long breaths reduces the heart rate and results in...
a) Greater mindfulness and intentions.
b) Greater patience with the feeling of timelessness.
c) Greater relaxation and awareness.
d) Overall greater sense of self-confidence.
Rule #2) Short breaths speeds up the heart rate and results in...
a) discombobulation and disconnection from center.
b) a limited awareness of time.
c) irrationality with hastier, anxious, and irritable feelings.
d) the roof is quickly closing over my head. I'm unaware of my own insecurities.
As I got through the basic human observations above, I reinforced the game with some no-so-apparent rules that first sound subjective, but then eventually got more and more objective -- believable.
Rule #3) How we go into our sleep determines how much energy we consume.
a) Going to bed with an elevated heart rate will increase your heart beat many more times than if you were to go into your sleep relaxed. This means, you literally age faster in your sleep.
b) Those prepared for relaxation before bed time with slow breathing exercises experience a longer living life (i.e. holding your breath is to this extreme).
c) Meditation before sleep incredibly slows down the heart, and represents the highest form of meditation (concurrent sleep & awake) live the longest.
d) There are many forms of waking meditation, hobbies that transcends space and time. And those that live their passion tends to receive the greatest form of success -- balance.
Simple, so far -- right?
Moral of this rule is that we can prolong our lives by controlling our breathing, but we cannot reverse our living. There is no fountain of youth.
There is no cheating life.
No matter how hard you vie to reverse life, it just cannot happen. The players of this game will learn that LIFE implies DEATH and those whom play the game the longest should be the most self-actualized, aware that LIFE is DEATH -- one and the same.
The end result is that they not only celebrate life, but they also celebrate death. They honor both the living and the dead. Always and forever.
With the rules above, you could choose to live your life one breath at a time or you could spend them constantly partying; living in excitement with elevated heart rate. Or do what most of us balanced folks do and grab a mixture of both opposites. Whichever combination you choose, you are not afraid of death, and you are definitely aware that YOU have everything to do with how your world, our world, manifest. This happens, through these simple rules that govern your breath.