angela dunning, poetry, personal growth, healing, breath

Some days, when all you can do
Is sit still and be;
To breathe is enough.

When you wake from a tumultuous sleep
And the demons have been knocking loudly at your door all night
And you can hardly think a clear thought;
Breathe.

When your heart is racing with fear
And your inner slave-driver is whipping you on
When everything feels like it’s been turned upside down;
Breathe.

Sit still and breathe.
Just focus on each single breath
Let the sun sink deeply into your skin
And the gentle South wind caress your neck;
Be still and breathe.

This breath and that breath
This one and the next
Like the gently rising swell of a wave
Riding each breath, go with it and let it go
In and out; in and out.

When all you can do is sit and breathe
That is enough
In fact, some days;
This is exactly what you need.

To be here
Now
Present
With yourself
To slow down
To stop
To be with your breath
And therefore your life.

Angela Dunning, 20th May 2018

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