Today, while taking the day's outgoing mail from our office to our mailbox (a bit of a walk as we are set back off the main road where the mailbox is), I did what I usually do. My first exposure outside of "fluorescent city" (as I call the building I work in) into the outdoors always makes me want to become aware of my breathing. As Leo Babauta shared on Simple Marriage, breathing can transform your life. Until next time...Take Care Of You!
I use the walk to take long breaths, in and out, through my nose. As my mind focuses in on the breathing, I become aware of my shoulders dropping, losing some tension brought on by working at a computer. I become aware of other parts of my body feeling less heavy as my breaths are now longer, fuller, more nourishing to them.
Sometimes thoughts, usually relating to troublesome areas of my day or my life in general, will come up, do their mind dance and fade away. These are the same thoughts that have been causing me grief, yet now are just thoughts; the emotional tug is non-existent. Do you experience things like this and know what I mean? I can't find the words to describe it.
Regardless, for those few minutes, I am able to go outside of my emotions and just be. It's an incredibly short but powerful feeling that affects me in a positive way for the rest of the day.
Taking care of you is important. Every minute of your life is an opportunity for doing it! I found time for a TCOY 1 Minute Focus today.
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