By Alan Delery
This message is for EVERYONE that has breath. (Stop and take a moment and notice if you are breathing.)
If you are breathing then I’m talking to you. Next, I want you to think about everyone you know that is breathing and make a plan to forward this post to them. They all need to get this.
I don’t care who you are, you need to STOP and smell the roses, if you will. (Did you notice that you need to be breathing to smell the roses?)
We may only have a short time to get this right. You may have to reboot your life to get back on track to be what God has called you to be and to live the way He intended. By this, I mean as soon as society gets the go ahead to resume it’s previous routines, it may be too difficult to make this reset that I’m talking about.
Today, I just want you to find your breath. That’s one of the most important steps to managing the stressors of life, but many have forgotten or have never been taught how to do this.
Just because you are breathing doesn’t mean you know HOW TO BREATHE.
There is more to life than breathing but we have to get this right if we are going to live healthy and peaceful lives with ourselves and others.
I’ve posted several times about breathing over the past year, as I began to learn that focused breathing can help with stress resilience, self-awareness, emotion regulation and building healthy relationships.
I don’t know that enough people have appreciated their need to slow down and develop mindful breathing.
Isn’t it interesting that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affects the lungs? Some patients with the disease have been diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome with shortness of breath and unable to breathe on their own. As a result of this crisis we have more people being more aware of their breath and lung capacity. This is a good time to go deeper to take a look at our habits and connect with the best that is within us.
Once we all get this straight then we will be ready to go back into the world, together with our brothers and sisters; our neighbors and co-workers; especially those who annoy us the most.
That is why I want you to SHARE THIS POST with everyone you know.
I hope that my typing in CAPS didn’t annoy you. If so, STOP AND BREATHE. You shouldn’t be annoyed that easily and perhaps you really need to follow my post.
My scripture reading for today is Matthew 11:28-30:
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” NLT
I pray that you are walking in His rest.