Breathe. Just breathe.
Life can be awful, especially these days. Life punches us in the ribs when we’re down for the count. Life pushes us to our limits and backs us into walls and drives us to the floor.
Sometimes all we can do is breathe.
So then, breathe.
I’m not talking about breathing in some figurative sense. I’m not telling you to breathe metaphorically. I’m encouraging you to simply, actually breathe.
Take a moment and feel the air going into your lungs and filling you with life. Make a point to feel it. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Feel it. Enjoy it. Luxuriate in the oxygen entering your lungs. Imagine the fear and the anxiety and the paranoia leaving as the fresh air enters.
Let your breathing give you focus.
The world may be falling apart all around us, but taking a moment and breathing, just breathing, can help bring things back into focus.
Where there is breath, as they say, there is hope.
Where there is breath, as they say, there is life.
So breathe. Just breathe.