Every time we take a breath, we become the universe.
The very moment of creation is contained in us
and passes on to rocks and trees, animals and fish.
The old ones say the essence of life
is in water and wind, earth and breath, fire and bone,
but most of all in breath,
our first connection to the elk, the hawk, the bear, and the buffalo.
Without breath, no connection.
Without connection, no creation.
Without creation, no breath.
This is the sacred circle of life, unbroken.