Every single time you breathe, you breathe the universe in and out.
This isn’t ‘woo-woo hippie philosophical mumbo-jumbo’.
It’s the plain truth.
You are not separate from the universe, you are made up of it; you are it.
If you prefer to believe that you are somehow separate, that your ‘bag of skin’ (as Alan Watts liked to call it) is a self-containing, independently operating unit, that’s completely fine. I won’t try to convince you otherwise.
But I know that even though I do have a body, and a mind, I am here because of a much larger process, and that the boundaries between myself and the rest of the universe are not bold, black & white lines.
They are soft, changing, and permeable.
And so not only does what I breathe in matter, but also what I breathe out.
Not only do the emotions I experience internally matter, but so do the feelings and thoughts which I project out – very much.
They have the power to manifest change.
The only question is, will that be for better, or for worse?