Breathe.

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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. Β 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.

Happy Tuesday~

nikkibluesig

 


20 thoughts on “Breathe.

  1. Nikki thank you so much. The space between the breaths is such a place of stillness. You have wisdom that is beautiful.

    Funny, I was just thinking of you. I’m doing a free online intro this Friday, Self-Forgiveness and A Healthy Body. I thought you may find it super valuable. If you’d like more info let me know. πŸ’–

    Love you Nikki! Great. Debbie

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  2. Hello Nikki,
    Firstly, I do believe you have the attitude that will get you through this storm…knowing how to relax by carefully and slowly breathing in your between moments will make a difference to you as it’s impossible for our body to breathe deeply and be stressed at the same time.
    I understand you when you say you make things much harder than they need to be…my hand is up too!
    A very meaningful and honest post, thank you πŸ’πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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