Just Breathe

We spend the majority of our time rushing around getting things done. When stress is high, it’s interesting to listen to your negative mind chatter and notice the real effect those thoughts are having on your body. The mind/body connection is very real. Pausing, breathing and being mindful of what is causing the stress can be very healthy.

Offer your body some gentle and non-judgemental attention. When you take the time to listen, your body will speak to you and communicate what it needs. Belly breathe – take in so much oxygen that your belly rises and falls with each breath. Expand your lungs. Think of the oxygen rushing to every part of your body, all the way down to your toes and to the end of your fingertips.

Relax your resistance to what is. Notice what thoughts are swimming around in your head. Allow your thoughts to bubble to the surface without judgement. Our thoughts can teach us so much. Become aware of the present moment. Mentally embrace the “now”. Recognize the circumstances of your current situation and allow yourself to stay in that space without needing to resolve anything. Be patient and gentle. Accept reality. Embrace it. Be present with it. Notice that right now, you are safe. Peaceful acceptance of what is, is a process.

Meet the adventure of this life with gentle strength and courageous vulnerability; solutions will unfold naturally when the time is right.