Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Breath by Breath

How To Make A Difference In The World Breath by Breath

Breathe and smile
Breathe and accept a compliment 
Breathe and accept a correction 
Breathe and say thank you
Breathe and really listen
Breathe and offer a hug
Breathe and look deeply into someone's eyes
Breathe and say I'm sorry
Breathe and cry
Breathe and laugh
Breathe and sigh
Breathe when you want to hold your breath
Breathe when the pain feels unbearable
Breathe when you meditate
Breathe when you do yoga
Breathe and count each breath
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe the cycle of life.

Breathe!  Fill up your nostrils, fill your lungs down to your belly, breathe into every part of your being and remember you have the gift of breath and you are alive.