Catching Your Breath

Mar

Catching Your Breath

Mar
prairie-679014_640You know how after running a race, you cross the finish line, but your heart and lungs don't know it yet?  It takes a bit to "catch your breath."

I was texting a friend today, "Do you have days when you want the world to stay still so you can catch your breath?" She agreed with the thought.

My energy is very still.  I mean very, very still. I am way more at home on a hammock than a speedboat, taking walks rather than runs, mulling over an idea rather than needing to make a quick response. I don't go through life with a "push"--it's more like a quiet reflective pool. When people are drawn to me, they are generally drawn to that stillness.

I am contemplative. I desire inner stillness as well, and when my mind starts going like a superhighway, I know I need to stop and "catch my breath" internally as well as externally. I need to process, come back to my interior core and discover paths to find that serenity that is so important to me.

I need to catch my breath. I need to find the stillness. I need to be attentive to the moments, one by one.

So I'm curious:  What things help you catch your breath?