I personally feel and observe that the expression “I feel so overwhelmed” is becoming a very common phrase in our everyday technological and fast pace era.
Everyone is doing and doing and seems that there is always so much to do! And yes, the ‘doing’ overshadows the ‘feeling’ to the point that when the feelings come, they present themselves as overwhelm, confusion, fatigue, ‘numbness’ and perhaps even despair.
Those feelings can appear as unclimbable mountains or a family of bad monsters, but they are truly begging to be seen, to be acknowledged, to be loved in order to be transformed.
And that can start by simply taking one breath at the time, by embracing the ins and the outs of the air, following their sensations through the spaces within the body, through the spaces within the thoughts, through the spaces within the feelings.
Do it with me, yes right here, right now:
“I breathe in, I feel the sensations of breathing in, I breathe out, I feel the sensations of breathing out”
“I breathe in, I feel the sensations of breathing in, I breathe out, I feel the sensations of breathing out”…
Let’s repeat for a couple of breaths.
Allow for the receiving of ‘easiness’ onto those overwhelming spaces, for the embodying the present moment, and for clarity to be refined.
Thank you for joining me on this BREATH and keep on exploring your ins and outs… ‘I breathe in – I breathe out’.
Who said that life has to be complicated anyway?
Breathe and you know that you are alive.
Breathe and you know that all is helping you.
Breathe and you know that you are the world.
Breathe and you know that the flower is breathing too.
Breathe for yourself and you breathe for the world.
Breathe in compassion and breathe out joy.
Breathe and be one with the air that you breathe.
Breathe and be one with the river that flows.
Breathe and be one with the earth that you tread.
Breathe and be one with the fire that glows.
Breathe and you break the thought of birth and death.
Breathe and you see that impermanence is life.
Breathe for your joy to be steady and calm.
Breathe for your sorrow to flow away.
Breathe to renew each cell in your blood.
Breathe to renew the depth of consciousness.
Breathe and you dwell in the here and now.
Breathe and all you touch is new and real.
– Annabel Laity –
Much light and easiness
Lou and Lydie