Breathe

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Some days the gods merrily strew minor debris like confetti, making the day thick with so many minor annoyances that any miniscule progress takes a monumental effort. Computers are on a go slow, inconsequential meetings siphon off time, colleagues detain you at the station as your thought train disappears around the bend while the clock hands build speed with each rotation, pushing you further behind schedule.

We can get so caught up in all the things we HAVE TO do, as though our very existence depended on them, that we let it grind us down. We become stressed, irritable and, frankly, not a lot of fun to be around. Meanwhile, the gods are having a great laugh.

That To Do list can be very important, and not ticking off those items can cause even more stress, or detract from our well being, status or financial security. But remember, some things are even more important. Like breathing, for example.

Don’t sweat the small things, even when they seem huge – there is always a reason to be cheerful, though you may have to climb out of a trench or change your perspective to find it. Take a moment to just be. Be aware of all the potential in that moment, and of that part of the world that is right there in your reach. No matter how little choice or control you think you have, there is always something positive you can do with that moment. It belongs to you and no one else. Then take a few deep breaths, ground and center, and get back behind the mule.

Just make sure you take those deep breaths before you get behind the mule. Why make things worse?

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