Close your eyes and observe your next breath. Is it shallow? Deep? Bright? Full? Warm? Sharp? Strained? Easy? Whatever you feel – it’s perfect. It’s what you are experiencing right now. No judgment. Just bringing your awareness to your breath will change it. Close your eyes again and observe your next 10 (ten) breaths. Did they slow down? Speed up? Change temperature? Get deeper? Longer? Now[...]
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘breathe’ as 1) to draw air into and expel it from the lungs and 2) LIVE or to be alive.
Did you know that a human being can live about 10 days without food before their body dies? Same body can live 4 to 5 days without water. But this same body, yours or mine, can live only 4 to 5 MINUTES without air before it expires. That is how vital breathing is!
A global community - that is what our world has become. We are able to communicate almost instantly with almost every person living on this planet with us. And what is our greatest communication tool? a smile. One of the things I love the most about Facebook is that I actually get to see the smiling faces of the people I love most in this world no matter where they happen to be in the world. We [...]
Can you refrain from smiling when you’re happy? How difficult is it for you to smile when you are sad or stressed? Have you noticed how many times you smile during a single day? Try it today. Just become aware of when you are and are not smiling. Then choose to put that smile on your face. Make it a habit and notice how your spirit responds. Our circumstances are constantly changing, but we can [...]
Have you noticed that your mind engages the moment you become aware you are awake? Even before you open your eyes, your mind is on the move. Try putting a smile on your face with your eyes still closed. Let it wash through your body and set the tone for your thoughts for the day. Maybe think of something that makes you smile from your heart or is just silly. Then open your eyes and greet the day [...]