Our Breath

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We all feel like life’s too overwhelming sometimes. It seems like when it rains it pours, and we may think that things are totally out of our control and almost impossible for us to handle. At those intense moments, we may easily believe these thoughts without further questioning, and find ourselves carried away in feelings such as hopelessness, desperation and fear, that accompany our belief. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣And we may not even realize that we are breathing. We often forget to pause and ask ourselves, “Could there be any other way of looking at this?” We get drifted away by the thoughts and feelings generated by assuming, in the autopilot mode, that the answer is no, without even asking the question… ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣However, the answer, or at least what will take us to the answer is often times quite simple, and although it may sound like a cliché, it’s nowhere other than inside. It’s in our breath, which is always “here”, to give us life and to make us feel what it means to be alive, with each inhale and exhale… ⁣⁣

⁣⁣To look within ourselves through our breath can make us realize what’s waiting for us outside isn’t always as terrifying as we think it is. There’s always a way of living with it, even though we may not have found it yet. We can always find the power we need for our journey of discovery, inside us, in our breath, which we sometimes forget, overlook or take for granted because it’s always there. But it’s power lays in its simplicity and ever-presence. ⁣

⁣Our breath is with us, always, through light and dark, good and bad, pleasure and pain, to let us know that it really is ok, we will get through this too… May we remind ourselves of this, as much as we can.

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