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Old Habits Die Hard. Mastery Newsletter October 29, 2018

Written by joyenergyandhealth on . Posted in Blogs, Joy, Energy and Health, Mastery Newsletter

Deep breathing is good for you.


Must be true. I have read about it in two books now… ha ha.


The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala is one.


The other is Joy on Demand by  Chade-Meng Tan


Meng says take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Now you have meditated.


So, by extension, if I want to meditate all the time and be blissful all the time…


All I have to do is continue taking deep breaths and letting them out slowly.


After over a decade at Laughter Yoga,


After laughing daily for at least 10-15 minutes at a time…


After writing a book about it all (The Zen of Joy)…


After all that, I know all I have to do it keep breathing deeply all the time.


But do I do it? Do I actually do it? Breathe deeply all the time?


No. Even though it can and does bring me to bliss every time I do it.



Old habits die hard.


Whatever tensions, trauma and stresses I carry still want to have their say, their influence.


They continue to divert me from the release that deep breathing can and does bring.




The question I have is…


What if I change my belief from “Old habits die hard” to “How is it that I can easily release old habits that no longer serve me?”


Would that accelerate my release of old habits?


There is one way to find out, isn’t there?


By trying it out.


Ok, thanks. I needed that. Thanks for listening and giving me a new idea to work with.


How ‘bout you? Do you think this idea might be useful for you too?


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila


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