Let it caress your bracing self,
Shrinking stones, held in recoil.
Let it travel up your slouching spine,
Tell all resistance it’s safe from harm.
Let it mend your perpetually clenched heart,
Open and expand, finally united with warmth.
Let it fill you with sight,
Sense the stirring of sadness and fright.
Let it all, let it go,
Feel in all entirety, safe from harm.
Let it go, let it all,
Unwept tears, contracted cries.
Let them in, let them all,
Your past and present,
Ups and declines.
Let it all, let it in,
Pleasure of life, the sense of the sane.
Self-uncontracted, existence begins.
If you are not breathing fully, you cannot live fully.