This is a true story. I was having trouble breathing. I don’t know why but I believe it had something to do with my allergies. It was more than just through my nose that I was having trouble. It was like I could not get in enough air even through my mouth. It was like my lungs could not take in enough no matter what I did. I was getting a little worried. Once again I was reminded of reasons why I want to be on this earth, my primary concerns, and my mission in this life. I was thinking “man I really want to be here”. I tried breathing in air from the freezer by opening up the door and sticking my head in. Believe it or not this actually helped some, but not enough. Then I decided to meditate. I have had times in the past when I could meditate when having a cold and somehow it seemed like I was able to breathe right through all the stuffiness. I also reminded myself how meditation takes away stress, just in case the breathing problems were due to stress. Some time ago I became convinced that there is a different breath for each mood of mind. Anyway, I meditated and reminded myself that all is well. Within a short time my breathing seemed to be a little better. I kept meditating. In time my breathing was back to normal, if not even smoother. I was reminded once again just how powerful the meditation is.