My mind needs to receive as much nurture and healthy input as my body or I suffer.
My thoughts and energies determine my behaviour.
A few seconds of deep breath from head to toe, passing through my heart
and all the wisdoms, knowledge, trainings, practices are present in seconds.
Nothing else but Breath.
When I eventually stopped ignoring my unavoidable death, the taking of my last breath
I began to truly embrace, respect, and value all life, my own life.
What I breathe on for others is what I also harvest for my-self.
Breaths in gratitude, forgiveness for hurts, in happiness for all beings.
To ground myself in seconds, I bring my breath to my loyal feet to say hello,
I wiggle my toes, press my feet to the ground.
Ignored and isolated on the Dart watching my fellow travellers
in deep relationship with their phones and ear plugs,
I blow bubbles to them.
Truth is I am still too scared, so I just imagine blowing bubbles in all directions.
And in just that thought, deep joy surges all-consuming
as it connects me to all wisdom in seconds.
First published in Positive Life magazine, Spring 2016 (Paul Congdon Media).