Inspiration: To continue to breathe no matter what is going on around me.
morning brought me an amazing opportunity to breathe and be present.
For some time now, I have committed myself to sitting, meditating in the
am hours. Whether it be really early or a bit later depending on my
schedule, I sit..I pray..I surrender.
morning presented me with another excellent opportunity to focus,
especially on the breathe. It is our breathe that either creates ease or
discomfort. Unfortunately, most times we don't even pay attention as we
allow our mind to run the show. If only we took a moment, a pause, and focused our attention to our breathing. Our moments and days would be
that much more ease full.
So it was 8am when I
committed to sitting. I began with my daily chanting and then prayer and
then stillness. As I was entering a tranquil state, there was noise on
the street. Not just any noise mind you, jack-hammer, excruciatingly (is
that a word) painful noise. I said no matter what this is a good
exercise. I am going to sit for my allotted time (which was longer today
as I had the time) and just breathe.
The more I
continued to focus on my breathe, the more the noise began to diminish.
It was still there, but it softened. There was a bit more space, a bit
more ease. Eventually the jack hammer took a vacation and it ceased completely. Then I fell into a very
So it is with most of life. There is
noise; both the internal noise in our heads and the external noise (and
people) in the world. When we take some time out of our busy days, even
for a few moments it assists us in becoming more peaceful, loving human
beings. As with anything worthwhile this is a practice. But I promise
you, it is worth the effort. Try it on for size. And see what
Think about it and have a wonderful day.
With Love, D