Motivation Monday

Breath awareness moves us into the here and now.

It quickly transforms attitudes and shifts the mind to a transcendent place.

By concentrating on the breath we become more self-aware and conscious, more in our bodies and less in our minds.

We’re more able to control actions and reactions.

Breathe in peace and light.

Exhale tensions and anxieties.

Let the ribcage expand.

Fill the top, middle and bottom of the lungs until the belly pushes out.

You may want to coordinate breathing with movement like in tai chi or try a slow, conscious walk across the floor or in a garden that brings the breath in rhythm with each step.

Adapted from Debra Moffitt Awake in the World: 108 Ways to Live a Divinely Inspired Life