The Gift of Breathing...
With all that has gone on in the world, especially, this last year; breathing has proven to be a vital word, thought, and deed.
I, myself, have had dreams, where I wake up fighting to breathe - like I am trapped under water, from one crazy circumstance, or another.
I have chronic lung issues. At times, I just sit there, and CONSCIOUSLY take a deep breath - like I've been holding my breath for a very long time.
I think MANY people in this world have been holding THEIR breath for a very long time - and not just this past year - it's been generations.
Brene Brown told Oprah, on Super Soul Sunday, that, "Calm people are breathers. People come at them, and they pause, take it in, and try to figure out if they have enough data to freak out, or not. They ask questions, 'Who said what? ', 'Who are they?', etc."
Unfortunately, this has been going on for so long, that sure, people are done, over it, ready for change; but many tend to talk AT others, instead of TO them. This is one place healing can start - with conversation. One person listening, to understand, NOT RESPOND, as another talks.
To start breathing in sync with each other.
As I have said, before, I may be naive; but I BELIEVE in change for our world - healing from the hurts of the past.
If I hadn't worked through all the pain that I've worked through, I would probably be a "non-believer" in the healing process, also; but I have seen what CAN be - and lived to tell the tale, and use my story to try an be an inspiration to others.
I believe that is a "benefit" of all the crap we go through - if not to help another person know they're not alone in their suffering, what's the freaking point??!
Any way, I have been utilizing the "calm people are breathers", in my own life. It has made as big a change in me, as when in the midst of a sort of manic rant about all that was wrong in my life, my friend figuratively took my face in her hands, and said, "Yes, but what are you grateful for?" (We were on the phone - and she lives across the country.)
Let's all take a deep breath, together, and talk TO each other...let it start with me...
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