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.