But today I found this meaning: “Immediate influence of God or a god”. Breathe has to do with God then. I thought about pranayama.
In the myths of different cultures we can find the idea of “divine breath”.
In the Greek Culture we find Athena, who gave the divine breath over Prometheus´s creation: figures made of clay.
The Bible says (Gen 2;7):
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
In the second chapter of Mundaka Upanishad we find:
Fire (the sky) is his head, his eyes the sun and the moon, the quarters his ears, his speech the Vedas disclosed, the wind his breath, his heart the universe; from his feet came the earth; he is indeed the inner Self of all things
God (or gods) gave us their essence at the moment of creation. Or maybe is it better to say that, at the beginning, they put life inside of us through the act of giving their own breath.
It does not matter if you believe or not in what the books are telling us. It doesn´t matter if you think of yourself as a spiritual person or as a skeptic one. The form it does not matter. I have always believed that there are more things uniting us than separating us.
For me, the important thing is that we have the opportunity to settle down and breathe. Breathe the present, breathe the moment.
Is not ours.
Prana, life, is not ours. We will have to give it back. But now, in this moment, we can do it. Breath.
You will find inspiration.