With training the mind, something that previously made us miserable; now we have in our hands the wisdom to transform it.
There are many mindful meditations that we can practise based on the breath. Mindful breathing meditations are practised across the world each day by millions of people. These practices are very accessible as we do not need any particular belief to get started and make progress. All we are doing is noting the natural process that sustains our life: the breath. In our culture, we are aware of the power of our breathing to pacify the mind. We say: ‘Take a breather.’ ‘I need some breathing space.’ ‘Count ten breaths.’ Emergency services are instructed to draw the attention of those whom they help to the sensation of their breath.
Patience gives us the vaccine from having anger take over our system.