One breath is all it takes,

Just the gentle pull of the immense sea.

Sinking until you feel weightless,

To go down and feel free.


One breath is all it takes,

To be present and aware,

Knowing you can’t stay below the whipping waves forever,

And to realise that you’re a drop of water in a vast ocean.


One breath is all it takes,

To feel the current softly pulling you,

Letting it take you to where you need to be,

Embracing ever flowing energies,

In the arms of Tangaroa.


Harper belongs to the Ngāpuhi peoples of Aotearoa and acknowledges his ancestors and community for their care of te reo.

Harper Murray reads 'One Breath (Manawa Kotahi)'