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Thursday, April 03, 2014


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“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Take a second and take a deep breath.

How do you feel?





Take another deep breath.

How about now?

Is your mind racing?


Is your mind peaceful?

Breathe deep again.

Look around.

Are you at home?


Are you at work?


Are you on the go?

Regardless, wherever you are—that is where you need to be.


Wherever you go, there you are.

Breathe deeply again.


Set down your phone.

Put away your pen.

Place your lunch back into your lunchbox

and breathe.

You are doing so well at the task you’ve been given. Reward yourself with a moment. Honor your work by letting it rest.

 Breathe in again.

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.” ~T.S. Eliot

Where have you been today?

Is it where you wanted to go?

How will your day end?

Listen to your breath.

Slow your mind and feel your heart. You are alive and that is a gift.

There is joy in today. It may be clear as day. Or we might have to struggle to find it. But it is there.

Look for it.

Attend to it.

Breathe it in.

“My heart swells that the Universe
like a fiery cascade may enter.
The new day comes. Its coming
Leaves me breathless.
I sing. Like a cavern brimming
I sing my new day.” ~Gabriela Mistral

Lent is ending. The road to Jerusalem is becoming more daunting as destruction looms. The cross is nearing. Our days not only are filling up with the sun, but also, responsibilities and obligations.

We are already preparing…

Breathe deeply.

All will be well.

For God is as close as your breath….

[Adam Quine, First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln]


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