Breathing exercise to calm the mind: (a) Repeat Fatigue-Removing Exercise for two minutes.
(b) Breathe in to the count of four seconds; hold the breath for the count of two seconds; breathe out again to the count of four seconds.
(c) Concentrate attention solely on the breathing process. If this is done perfectly, all other subjects will be kept out and the array of thoughts, which ordinarily run helter-skelter through the mind, will vanish. Later, when this exercise becomes effortless through constant practice, and there is less difficulty in preventing the intervention of outside thoughts, concentration on the breath-count may be dropped.
(d) Imagine a living aura of pure, white Light to be pouring into and through the body. Think of It as the blissful essence of Peace.
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