Here’s another thought I’d like to share
Turning inward to the source of peace, I take refuge in the easy sigh of breath released./p>
When life is busy, time is pushed and we’re juggling faster than we thought we could, it’s easy to want to throw up our hands and scream, “Oh, just give me some peace!” We want to demand that the world just stop for a second so we can breathe! “Is that too much to ask? I mean, REALLY! Goodness! I’m peddling as fast as I can!” We get swept away by our own sense of indignation that life is pushing us with unfair urgency. Uh oh… I think we forgot some stuff. Breathe in…. Breathe out… Life isn’t pushing us; our thoughts about our lives are pushing us. Peace isn’t something we demand from life, it’s something we open to and allow. Peace isn’t conditional; it is, rather, our ability to experience that peace that seems so conditional. Time isn’t going any faster; we just aren’t slowing down enough to enjoy the ride. We’re not in over our heads; we just forgot how to float! Oh yeah…oops. Breathe in… Breathe out… Forgetting happens. It’s okay. There’s always an opportunity to remember again. Smile at yourself and kindly chuckle at your fierce growl at life. It is in that moment of remembering that you begin again. You breathe in and then release the breath as you release your demands, your expectations and your exclamations. Slowly, more skillfully now, you come back to center. You turn inward to the source of peace. You re-visit that peace that was there all along ~riding your breath back home.
Wishing you peace,
Originally Published Thursday, March 24, 2011by