Turn your breathing inside out.
With three quarters of a billion inhalations and exhalations
in a lifetime*, it’s no wonder we take breathing for granted.
Then, meditating, you finally feel its truth: less in-and-out than
‘round-and-‘round; no longer inside you, but you inside of it.
* According to an article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, a person at rest takes an average of 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year (unless we get a lot of exercise). The person who lives to 80 will take about 672,768,000 breaths in a lifetime.