Weekend Breath

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It’s the weekend!

I can tell you for sure, the weekend slow-down makes an incredible difference in how life is lived.  Without an intentional slow-down in the rhythm of life, we will eventually be caught in the trap of chaos.   The thing is . . . chaos . . . can seem normal.  There have been times in my life that I accepted chaotic living to be the way I had to live.

The thing is . . . we are not meant to live . . . in long-term chaos.  

The ability to see a chaotic life as unhealthy reduces as we become more entrenched in it.   Left to itself, chaos creates crisis deep within us.  We often label the crisis as stress.  The manifestation of stress is an internal warning of needing to slow down, making space for calm and quiet.

The need to detach from the chaos is easier to see in a child who becomes upset over something seemingly inconsequential.

Here’s The Light Bulb Moment

The child is overdone.  A melt down can be expected, if,  the child is put right back into the same situation.  There’s a settling of the soul when the child is given time to process in a calm and quiet space.

This is a need for all human beings. 

Now, let’s be honest.

Have you ever been upset over something that at other times would be inconsequential?  

Umm . . . the answer is yes . . . for all of us.

What’s Happening? 

As stress rises, the smallest thing can set us off.

It’s worth taking a breath (actually, five slow deep breaths right now would be helpful),  slow down (even, if, you only have ten to fifteen minutes), and enter into a space of calm and quiet.

I am not sure how many times I’ve told someone to take a breath and just breathe; however, I am sure it’s my most repeated advice to anyone who has been around me for  2.5 minutes.   Deep breathing can help to counteract some of the effects of stress.  It’s a good first step of entering into the rhythm and routine of the weekend slow-down.

It’s a matter of taking time to pause, breathe, and refocus.

Our small entryway has a big message to focus on:Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”  

When you get down to it . . . the ultimate wonderful . . . is knowing God is present.

So.  

Breathe:  God is with you. 

Breathe:  God is for you. 

Breathe:  God is at work in you. 

Breathe:  God is doing more than you can imagine. 

Breathe:  God is making a way even when there seems to be no way for you.

As always, you are invited to take a seat at TableThink‘s virtual table and join the conversation.

So. 

Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or something.  Find a sweet spot during the weekend to take time to breathe and slow-down.  

It’s the weekend: Breathe. And. Slow down. ~Kerrie

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