Is The Breath Your Own?

Notice the breathing, Is it your own?

Can you stop it? For how long? Can you hold it? For how long?

Is it really your breath?

Do you decide to breathe in the morning? When you are asleep?

Who are you if the body breathes all day, all night, whether you are aware of it or not?

A piece of earth walks around, thinking its breath is its own, something it can speed up or slow down or control or stop. But you didn’t create it, and when the last breathe comes, won’t be up to you.

If even the breath is not your own, then what else could be yours and not the universe’s?