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What I found helpful is that breath has a lot to do with slowing down and being present. If you focus attention on your diaphragm when you feel harried and breathe with intention, you will receive the gift of a natural break. When we pay attention, time actually slows down as well as it expands to allow us to see, hear and do more.

Great, great post. I was thinking how I could best practice the "bow" and I think for me it would be listening fully. I've been too preoccupied lately. I skim the web, my friends blogs, etc. In real life, I often look around to see what others are doing without fully listening to what the person opposite of me is saying. I've been working hard to change this so that I may show respect to the other person and make them feel special. Also, thank you/nice to meet you letters are always crucial. Great reminder, thank you.


We live in our heads and that can be a challenge -- we do take ourselves for granted more than we know. You added a nice touch to the conversation, thank you.

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