The Breath of Life

by tkbrown
"God formed man from the dust of the earth
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
Then man became a living being."
  ~~ Genesis 2:7 -- Holy Bible        
When God breathed life into Adam, he began
a chain reaction which is still going on today.
Every breath taken began with breath from that One
and provides fuel to give every action its sway.

In so many ways, our breathing determines our life.
The more natural and rhythmic our breath,
the more alert is the tune to our sources of strife.
Life is breathed into our veins as they exhale death.

Inhale, and rejuvenating energy flows through
each and every cell via oxygen in the blood
which carries back to the lungs a toxic brew,
exhaled to gather another life-giving flood.

Peace and serenity can be felt in fingertips,
down to the toes as focused breathing slows--
relaxing thought, exhaling tension 'tween our lips,
calming response to life's external throes.

Speeding the process with controls in place
can ease intense pain or fuel an activity burst.
Smooth, rhythmic breathing can set the pace
whether it is focused and slow, or heated and fast.

Meditation, relaxation, tantric energy or Lamaze--
all are breathworks for a cause of report--
whether for yoga, Taoism, or some healthy exercise,
'tis a breath of fresh air--of a Godly sort.


Photo Above by: Aaron Burden on


By tkbrown

I believe family is a gift from God and should be treated as such. I love writing with a broad array of intent and purpose. I have written poetry virtually all my life, and much nonfiction in academia. My expanded efforts in all areas have finally taken off in retirement. I have much to accomplish now that I have the time. Other hobbies are painting, researching ancestry and myriad topics for my writing, knitting, crocheting, cooking -- always trying new recipes and always cooking for my health. I have many other hobbies, but these seem to dominate most of my time. Oh, did I mention I am the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. I have been blessed immensely and am the happier for it.


  1. Loved reading this little piece of profound thoughts and wisdom which is wonderfully penned ..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปyes he lives with in us and every breath is a symbolic representation of that truth..Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thank you for stopping by and the follow ..happy to stay connected ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. The simple act of breathing–so automatic we do it without thought–yet its benefits are far reaching–physical, yes, but also mentally (clearing our thoughts), emotionally (relieving stress), and spiritually (as symbolic of the presence of God within us). Thank you, TK, for your thought-provoking post/poem!

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    1. You’re Most Welcome! Thank You for seeing what I was saying. You describe it so eloquently. Please stop by my site again soon and peruse my other posts. I look forward to hearing what you think of them. Blessings, Nancy!


    1. Thank You for the Follow! I really appreciate it! I look forward to you perusing my site and letting me know what you think of my various posts. So, Welcome, take a load off and sit a spell! Do come back! Blessings!

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  3. To breathe is to live. I was doing the breathing exercise while reading your inspiring post. Breathing is essential not just to sustain life but to go through life. Thanks & be safe. God bless. ๐Ÿ™

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