I’m not even sure how many times I’ve shared and re-blogged this quote. I just know that it speaks to me in such a deep and personal way that I return to it over and over again. I’ve been dealing with something that is quite intrusive to my thoughts and having OCD makes it feel even more intrusive. So today after getting all worked up inside I sat down and took a few very deep breaths and I could feel myself relaxing. The deep breaths are effective for sure…but those moments in-between also offer so much. A bit of calm in an emotional storm so to speak. Just a flicker of quiet. Possibly even enough for a bit of clarity.
It’s something that I practice every day. Something I return to time and time again for comfort and relief. It’s the simplest thing, but aren’t most things that help us? I know I personally make things much harder than they need to be. Relief from fear, anxiety, stress, sadness, confusion, frustration, anger…..can all be found in a few deep breaths and those small moments in-between.
Will it cure everything? No. But it will give you a moment…a glorious moment of peace.