Breathe in the Dark, Breathe out the Light
Most of us run from pain, do all kinds of things to avoid it and sometimes the cure for the pain is worse than pain itself in the end. How can we truly feel joy if we never experience pain? I am learning to breathe in those dark, emotional, and sometimes intense feelings and breathe out the release of joy. I do not stay in either place, I just breathe. Life must have contrast, it must have decision, but it is our choice how we will approach that contrast and make those decisions. With resistance, anger, resentment, we can power our way past the pain, or gently, lovingly, with grace, we feel the pain and release joy.
“Today I will breathe in the pain and breathe out the joy, taking in the pain for myself and others and releasing joy for myself and others. This is my gift to myself and the world.”
Ever had a thought that you wish you could “unthink”? It’s ugly, it’s angry, or depressed, and you really don’t want to go there? All of us have had this moment. It’s a thought that comes to us from our social conditioning, our past experiences, and our fear of being hurt. But that’s just it. […]
I love to be on airplanes where everyone is rushing to get their bags up in the overhead bins and being a bit frantic. That’s when I say just loudly enough for those around me to hear, “Good thing we are all going to the same place, cause in the end, none of us get […]
At 27 years old I went on a journey to make me happy with me. I spent 3 years in a full back brace for scoliosis through high school and I didn’t know how to be ME. Like many of us, I was conditioned to behave so YOU would like ME. And I went through […]