Find Time to Breathe and Let Go

Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within. ~Author Unknown

What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places? ~Mary Oliver

deliberate-calmFinding time to breathe and let go, in the midst of frustration, is a challenge that we recently had an opportunity to practice here at Finding Time, LLC.  Our e-zine, which was supposed to be delivered at noontime on Thursday was delayed somewhere in our web host’s mail system.  It was ultimately delivered yesterday evening.  Friday night – certainly not the optimal time for an e-zine to land!

There have been many deep breaths taken here over the past 36 hours, and what I would like to share with you this morning is this:  It really works!

As frustration rose, often accompanied by worry and that feeling of powerlessness that I wrote about in yesterday’s post, it was very helpful to stop and focus inward, simply breathing.

What I found was that, just as in the quotations above, a few moments of doing this tended to clear my energy.  After that I was able to let go of what I couldn’t change – and return to my daily tasks with the feeling of groundedness and willingness that Mary Oliver describes.  This, in turn, allows energy to flow – opening doors you’d not have even noticed otherwise!

I needed to pause and breathe multiple times throughout the day, and that was fine.  Each time I was patient and compassionate with myself, returning to my breath and thus returning to the ultimate miracle of each and every moment.

And so, I leave you with one final quote this morning – a practical and empowering piece of advice from Mary Engelbreit:

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Do you find time to breathe and let go, when you are in a frustrating situation that you can’t change?  I invite you to share a comment here – I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences!

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