These are stressful times. This week has been difficult for all of us. I had to remind myself again and again to breathe deeply. These words of Danna Faulds' hit a cord in me.
It only takes a reminder to breathe,
A moment to be still, and just like that,
something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection.
The harsh voice of judgement drops to a whisper
and I remember again that life isin't a relay race;
that we will all cross the finishing line;
that waking up to life is what we are born for.
As many times as I forget, catch myself charging forward
without even knowing where I'm going,
that many times I can make the choice to stop, to breathe,
and be, and walk slowly into the mystery.