Breathe In. Breathe Out

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I don’t have the heart for this today. The world feels like it has plunged headlong into chaos. My brain is overloaded with devastating images of unprecedented disasters close to home and across the globe. And then there is the violence erupting with horrific intensity.

I feel helpless and scared.

I want to curl up in a ball and pull the covers over my head. I want to scream and cry. Instead, I will work to steady myself. I will close my eyes and breathe until the fist around my heart loosens its grip. I will find my center and move from that place of groundedness.

Breathe in. Breathe out. In this very moment, that is my only job.

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16 Responses

  1. gemma
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    Just breathe

  2. Jean
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    Ah I know this feeling. Breathe in and breathe out sometimes is all we can do.

  3. Kim Forman
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    Exactly. Thank you.

  4. Kim Forman
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    With everything I’ve got. Thank you.❤

  5. Abby
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    Sending love

  6. Kim Forman
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    Thank you, Abby. 😊

  7. Sue
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    I feel much the same way. (Literally just posted my thoughts: http://wp.me/p97SzW-2N). Just keep going, as best you can.

  8. Kim Forman
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    Thank you, Sue. I look forward to reading your post. ❤

  9. Sarah
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    SO much yes. <3

  10. rachel
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    I’m learning to breathe. Thank you!

  11. Tricia
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    Sometimes, the simple act of breathing and claiming peace is an act of revolution! Breathing with you today.

  12. Kim Forman
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    Rachel, it seems silly that we need to learn To do something we’ve been doing our whole lives, but we definitely do. Our tendency to chest breathe rather than belly breathe causes all kinds of problems, both physical and mental.

    It takes a LOT of practice. Well, for me it does, anyway. Lol.

  13. Kim Forman
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    Thank you, Sarah!

  14. Kim Forman
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    That is the truth, Tricia! Thank you. 😊

  15. Lisa Taunton
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    I hear you! I’m right there with you. I’m trying to form words to write my post but my head is such a mess. The PNW is on fire, there’s a succession of hurricanes on the warpath, earthquakes at the Idaho/Utah line. With all that is going on the full moon last night, it’s overwhelming!

  16. Kim Forman
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    Lisa, it is definitely all insanely overwhelming. I probably wouldn’t be posting at all if I hadn’t accepted this challenge because my brain is all over the place. The beauty of making the decision to post every day is that you are forced to just get something out and hit publish, even if it’s a bit of a mess.
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