It’s kind-of my thing.
Yup. Breathing. I’m a fan. (0;
If you are familiar with me, you’re probably used to me repeatedly telling you to “breathe” which I know sounds cloyingly trite and obvious.
But I say it anyway because that one simple word has changed my life.
I’ve known the importance of the breath, of course, for ages. Yoga and meditation practice instilled it in my soul. But what I’m referring to is not the deep, ujjayi, inhale-exhale, greenteacandleommm type of breathing.
It’s just being aware that you are, or should be, breathing all the time. The simple yet profound act of directing my attention to my breath at any given moment brings me instantly into the present.
The here and now.
Being present changes…oh, just about everything. I value it so much because (here’s where it does get kind-of deep) God meets us in the present moment.
So when I am fully in the present, I am in His Presence.
To me, God’s Presence is the Presence.
The Presence, the moment, the breeze through the trees, the sunlight sparkles on the water, the sound of a child’s sneakers as they skip across the ground, even the silent tears shed hot against your cheek.
My best friend gave me this beautiful necklace for my birthday. It is truly one of the most magical gifts I’ve ever been given. Nestled right between my third and fourth chakras, it not only reminds me of the beauty of breathing but hopefully might move others to breathe when they see it.
- How’s your breathing? Yes, you. Yes, right now. Right. Here. And. Now. Breathe. Be here. Enjoy.