It is Emptiness that creates form(s) and microcosmically takes the original form of "I", the individual person... the most essential singular vessel for divine universal energy. To receive the Universal one must exhale the breath completely, thus be empty of breath, and then be ready to inhale so that the divine power or Prana is embodied, outwardly expressed and manifested. Exhalation induces calm relaxation, slowing down and finding that even steady pace. So the outward activity level is even and constant.
The reward is far greater for he/she who restrains and focuses energy without haste or waste. To rush through life is to scatter energy,lose focus and give up too quickly. Patience is essential, as in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "learn to labor and to wait". This is why we take time out of each day to sit still and meditate
into an ever deeper silence.
Joel D Zenie