You cannot take a breath in the past nor can you take a breath in the future. Therefore, when you focus on a single exchange of inhaling and exhaling, you connect to the most important moment in your life, the one that is happening right now. The present moment. We have no influence over any other moment. Those behind us are memories. Those before us are guesses. Learn to focus on your breath, and you develop the power to simplify your life in a given moment and choose your conscious place in it.
~ Rebecca Pacheco