“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
― 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.
Are you at home?
Are you at work?
Are you on the go?
Regardless, wherever you are—that is where you need
Wherever you go, there you are.
Breathe deeply again.
Set down your phone.
Put away your pen.
Place your lunch back into your lunchbox
You are doing so well at the task you’ve been given.
Reward yourself with a moment. Honor your work by
letting it rest.
“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
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…
All will be well.
For God is as close as your breath….
[Adam Quine, First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln]