Station 4 – The Practice of Deep Breathing

Journal Questions

Journal Reflections represent an interior dialogue with your deepest essential reality. While your responses are for you alone, the relational practice of objectifying a response in written form can be helpful in achieving clarity and determining what may or may not have value to share with others.

  1. What specific lines, phrases, or presenter voices captured my attention in this segment?

  2. Three emotional storms that have impacted my life include:

  3. The fundamental message I received from The Practice of Deep Breathing is…

  4. New perspective I have on the subject of “breathing” as a result of encountering this material includes…

  5. In my overall life posture, the role that words play in assisting my connection to the Deep Place is…

  6. For me, other modalities of Deep Connection and Connection with the Deep include…

  7. When I choose to notice where my attention is emanating from in my body, I discover it is located physiologically in…

  8. As a result of my encounter with The Practice of Deep Breathing, new or renewed personal practices I may now consider include:

  9. Other questions I wish the group to discuss are:

*Please star your response to one or more of the questions above to write it in the “Comments” section at the end of the module. This contribution is your personal “seed” in nurturing a depth conversation with others.

Group Questions

  1. Which presenters most captured your attention in The Practice of Deep Breathing?

  2. What were specific lines or phrases that stuck in your memory from the encounter with The Practice of Deep Breathing? What do you remember?

  3. What secrets does Thich Nhat Hanh offer for handling an emotion that feels like it is delivered in a storm?

  4. Who can share a personal example of where you have successfully handled an intense emotional storm or where you didn’t but might have benefited from the guidance of Thich Nhat Hanh?

  5. What new perspective do you have on the subject of “breathing” as a result of this material?

  6. Everyone point to the location in your body from where most of your attention emanates. What insights did you gain from The Practice of Deep Breathing about the relationship between “attention” and
    “physiology?”

  7. Talk about your personal experience of “letting go of thought” (Shohaku Okumura).

  8. What personal practices are you inclined to start or renew as a result of The Practice of Deep Breathing?

  9. What additional questions do you wish the group to discuss?

One thought on “Station 4 – The Practice of Deep Breathing”

  1. Richard E MacKay says:

    This is great because I have only been meditating sporadically, and I’ve decided that I need to hold the value of consistency in my practice, and it will benefit all areas of my life. I also have decided to be more of a participant in the meditative dialogue here, having watched all of the 7 beads of spirit depth.

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