[+] What is ´the empty breath´ about? (in the process of being updated)

Everything fabricated – like for example this illustration of a yin-yang sign – is supposed to have a special appearance, so that the experience of it supplies the belief, that you are somebody. But this is not the purpose of the empty breath. On the contrary. Its purpose is to undo the belief, that you are someone at all, which it does by helping you to see, that the apparent differences in the world do not make a difference, so it does not matter whether anything appears perfect or not. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When people tell you to slow down and relax via mindfulness and whatnot, they sabotage the fastest way to take it easy, because that comes from not stopping the speed of thoughts and feelings so you lose the control of control them and therefore no longer prevent them from igniting a take off to ´the empty breath´, that synchronise the low-frequency world of the outer senses with the high-frequency world of the inner senses, wherefore speedy thoughts and feelings are not felt to cause stress but tranquillity.

In other words, whatever seems to disturb you in the low-frequency world of the outer senses will not seem stressful, when the empty breath synchs it with the high-frequency world of the inner senses. This feels like having a very relaxing dream.

At times, however, you may feel so angry, that you do not want this to happen because you know the empty breath makes you indifferent to those believed to have made you angry, so you will not be able to punish them. You, therefore,  prevent the aggressive energy from igniting a take-off to the empty breath by justifying the anger with those judged to be wrong.

But doing that, you first and foremost punish yourself, because we receive what we give (read more about that here). This goes on until you have had enough of manipulating your perception, so it suppresses everything that does not fit into your preferred belief system and instead has your aggressive energy ignite a take-off to ´the empty breath´.

The empty breath is not the giver of joy and happiness but indifference
The nature of the empty breath is not happiness but indifference, and as this releases you from the boundaries of a world defined by time and space, it may feel as if you are in a merry-go-round world.

If you do not fence off the empty breath via a positive perception of yourself where everything judged to be negative has been excluded, whatever you seem to feel will be interpreted by the indifference of the empty breath. Consequently feeling happy or sad makes no difference. Not in the sense that happiness and sadness feels the same, but in the sense that the apparent difference makes no difference.

But feelings never last, so if you hang onto this feeling instead of going with the flow of being indifferent to what you feel, your merry-go-round world will be replaced by its contrast, namely sadness. This is only so because you mistook the empty breath for the giver of happiness instead of indifference, so if you stick with the latter, it makes no difference if you feel happy or sad, and that is very blissful.

That being said, you cannot remain in this bliss of indifference for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, if you want to go on as if you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Read more about that here.

The swing of the inner breath may be experienced abruptly – like in this animation but probably a lot slower – in a s body with muscles problems from for example psoas or diafragma. There is no reason though trying to make it swing more smoothly by improving the condition of the body. The inner breath always adjust itself to the current condition of the body, so no matter how it moves it results in the same joy, providing you are not looking to be perfect.

In a sick body, the swing of the empty breath may be experienced to come in bursts – a bit like in this animation but probably slower. But no matter how restricted the swing of it is experienced, the connection with it will always entail indifference, so if you stick with that the way it is experienced makes no difference. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Reasons for not feeling the empty breath
Not feeling the swing of the empty breath as described in the previous article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like? may be due to trying too much, focussing on it, or assuming the experience of it will make you feel something special. In these cases, you try to fabricate a specific feeling yourself, but it cannot be made up, nor is it something definitive.

The same applies if you erupt the natural flow by shortening, pushing or holding it back or by taking deep breaths. This will make you appear to be the master of it and thus to enhance the sense of being an autonomous creature with a will of its own instead of a medium for the empty breath.

Basically, however, there is only one reason for not feeling the empty breath, namely that you want to feel it, which is only possible when you believe to be something instead of nothing. In other words, to feel the empty breath you must step aside.

In other words, the connectedness with the empty breath – either through surfing its waves, being in its transparent sound, the swing of it, or the sparkling force behind these rhythmic movements – is not a feeling that can be fabricated like for example a romantic evening generated by candles, special clothes, music and red wine. On the contrary. It is felt, when instead of busy trying to produce a specific feeling, the frenetic energy is used as a take-off to the empty breath.

Following the guidance of the empty breath you are automatically multitasking, because it does not know the concept of focusing on something specific. So if not feeling the empty breath, multitasking may pave the way. Read more about not feeling the empty breath in the next article The empty breath´ undoes all conditioning.

Please do not take the comparison of the inner breath to an yin yang sign too literally. An yin yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the inner breath.Yet it might give you an idea about the inner breath, which can also be compared to a spiral like the galaxy in this image, that the stylish yin yang sign might a simplified version of.

Please do not take the comparison of the empty breath to a yin-yang sign too literal. A yin-yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the empty breath, which rather is to be compared to the galaxy in this image. Maybe the yin-yang sign originally was a simplified illustration of such a constellation. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The empty breath never feels the same
Even though the empty breath seems to produce a constant rhythm of expansion and contraction in the body, your experience of it may not be that it is consistent. And you are right. It is not consistent, and it has no such need. Only those who believe to be somebody definitive has a need to be consistent, and since the empty breath does not believe to be anything at all, it does not need to uphold a persistent image of itself.

The empty breath can be compared to the cats in the home of Alexius. They go around as it pleases them, but he can always count on them to greet him when he gives them a call.

Feeling the empty breath is like receiving a new gift every moment. There is no way, however, to know what the gift will be before receiving it, neither do you need to know, because you are in a state of not-knowing.

The energy at the root of the inner breath may be experienced a bit like this, but in less defined forms and colors.

The energy at the root of the empty breath may be experienced a bit like this, but in less defined forms and without any awareness of colours. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Likewise, he can always count on the empty breath, and even though it solely moves on its own accord, it is always to be felt in one way or the other. Maybe Alexius experiences to be going up and down on a single wave in one of the circles in the empty breath several times in a row, where after he may feel the swing of it inside of his head, and then continue to surf of both of the yin-yang looking waves in another circle of the empty breath. In the previous article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like, you can read more about the composition of the empty breath in endless circles.

After igniting a take-off to the empty breath, he mostly lands in its speedy and chaotic energy at the root of it, which feels like freedom compared to the rigid world of the outer senses. Going to bed, it may be the transparency of its sound that comes to him. But first of all, he simply feels the indifference of the empty breath, and since that means the apparent differences in the world does not appear to make a difference, it is hardly a feeling.

Using other duality hacks to get to the indifference of the empty breath
As any other Duality Hack except the enlightenment of that which is one induces a state of not-knowing, you can combine them if that makes it easier to connect with the empty breath and thus end up in a state of not-knowing. Since there is nobody to know something specific in that state, it cannot be known if it always is the same, but as the indifference, it entails to the belief in being someone definitive seems to be the same, you are sure to be in the transparent bliss of nothing.


NOTE: This article is a continuation of What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?. They are both part of hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

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