Breathing, something we take for granted. Air in, air out.
One of the focuses of my recent practice is mindful breathing to either energize or calm the body.
Mine has needed calming. The recovery from Harvey is Horrific. People are still displaced, the clean up and reconstruction will take a long time.
In a City of 5 plus million people; 150,000 homes have flood damage. There are two schools of thought on that number, the first is the devastation of the sheer number. The second is the pragmatic view that the number, no matter how big, is exceedingly small compared to the entire population of Houston.
The traffic has been horrible as one of the major toll roads just re-opened this week.
The euphoria of charity, help, and heroism has dissolved into traffic jams, short tempers, and the “we’re so done” attitude toward pulling out dry wall, carpet, and flooded debris. Let’s not even talk about mold. That’s a whole book in itself.
So today, let’s take a few minutes to breath slowly and deeply. In and out. Be calm, and someone buy some bleach.
What I find most interesting in life is the people that complain and rage exhibit the same behavior that they rage about.
If we get back to core values, and are true to ourselves we can walk with more integrity.
Is anything more humbling than truth? When you get upset and want to complain….then you catch the words before they spill from your lips…..yea, I do that. Maybe I should shut up.
It’s amazing how the common term in most advertising is “it’s good for you” or “it’s bad for you”.
Industries have risen and fallen on “what’s good for you” “what’s bad for you”.
Governments now decide what is “good for you” or “bad for you”.
If someone else has control of deciding “what’s good for you”. You might reconsider allowing them control.
Brexit, Democrats stage sit in, Due Process in Danger for US citizens, 2nd Ammendement Debate gets ugly, FBI did not investigate Gun Store owners warning about Orlando Shooter, Texas want to “Texit”, a Virginia delegate wants to file suite on his party so he won’t have to vote for his states choice. (That defeats the purpose of being a delegate, but…) Never “whoever” has become the slogan of the year. Finger pointing in all directions.
I hope that this weekend you get to take a time out from all the madness of the world around us. Take some time to breath, appreciate your neighbor, call a friend to say hi, love up your family, and watch a sunset.
Cheers to next week being a better one.