Breathe | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 35


It is cold here. Frigid cold. Sub-zero, why aren’t I on a beach in Mexico? kind of cold.

It’s easy to forget to breathe when every breath feels like ice particles entering your body.

And driving?

Intersections are icy. Roads are slick.

Paying attention is essential.

So is Breathing.

Sometimes, in the middle of the day, I’ll catch myself forgetting to breathe.

Sure, I take the shallow, automatic response, let’s get ‘er done kind of breaths constantly.

But the deep, sustaining of my equilibrium, peace and calm kind of breathing?

Too often I forget.

For today, remember to breathe. Deeply.

Make it a habit to practice the mindfulness breathing below.

In through the nose to the count of four
(draw each breath deep into your lungs. no shallow breathing here)

Hold to the count of 7

Out through the mouth to the count of 8

Repeat 3 x 3 times a day.
or more if you’re so inclined!

❤ ❤ ❤

For a handy guide with links to all Acts of Grace posted to date, please visit this page.





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