Diaphragmatic breathing changes everything, inside and out. Thoracic breathing is good enough, but no man finds his inspiration in mere adequacy.
When consciousness decides to leave the body, to drop the whole mind/body apparatus, it does so spontaneously. No meetings are convened, permissions sought or variables examined. A breath goes out and doesn’t return.
The fool breathes from his shoulders. The wise man breathes from his diaphragm. The sage breathes from his heels.
Being and doing co-exist but are not co-equals. Doing is the junior partner.
When we’re aware of the breath, we’re aligned with Life’s most foundational aspect.