I said stop.
That’s you. Yes, you, the reader. I want you to stop. I want you to stop moving. I want you to stop breathing. See how long you can hold your breath.
Are you doing it? Are you holding your breath?
Can you feel the nagging feeling, calling on you to open your mouth and inhale? Can you resist it?
Do you see how unnatural it is?
Breathing is what keeps you inside this world. It is something your body does without thought, without command. You have to force yourself to stop doing it, and it gets more and more difficult to do so. Your entire body screams at you to open your mouth an inhale. Your mind reminds you again and again, pulling you like gravity down again and again until you can’t think of anything else except taking that breath. Your own body and mind want you to suck in the air that keeps you where your mind and body want you to be. Where they think you should be. Can you resist them? What if they’re wrong?
That is what it feels like.