Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.
Michael Hakuzan Wenninger shares part of his awareness and understanding with us in the Spring 2009, issue Number 64, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.
Being the Breath
“The only breath we can ever be is the breath we are.”
We also see this Oneness of Breath in the gesture of gassho, a mudra when both hands (right and left, masculine and feminine, yang and yin) are brought together in recognition of totality, congruence of being and Oneness. We bow in recognition of this Oneness of Being. We bow in the recognition that we are interdependently related with all sentient beings. No one and no thing is excluded.
When we are Being the Breath in Jin Shin Jyutsu, we are hearing the harmony of the Breath in our pulses, we are seeing it in our bodies and we are knowing it in our Being-ness. All appearances are manifested and simultaneously not manifested, and we know this is the Only Breath we can ever be. This is the Eternal Life Energy of the 7th Depth. (Text 2, page 41)
And now we are ready and take the step for the final journey…
“In order to achieve the highest self-awareness and enlightenment through one’s daily practice, one must keep one’s spirit solitary and independent of the worldly environment. One needs to withdraw periodically from the noisy world each day, month and year, but for the completion of one’s spiritual evolution, one must stay in the world and serve one’s fellow men and women.”
(TAO, The Subtle Universal Law and the Integral Way of Life, Hua-Ching Ni)
Only by losing ourselves in this breath do we find ourselves in the undivided Oneness of the moment and truly enter a life of service. And in losing ourselves in the Breath, we find ourselves and the knowledge that we are all One Being, Being the Breath.
Thank you, Michael.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings