|"You are where you need to be. Just take a deep breath.” |
― Lana Parilla
Ever notice how, shortly before challenge, we stop and inhale a deep breath? Perhaps in a subconscious effort to gather ourselves beforehand and exhale whatever antagonist anxieties that exist. Or, to momentarily brace ourselves in full anticipation of the task at hand. Ever notice how, upon completion, we take that same deep breath? As if to signal a much-needed sigh of relief. That, in itself, shows me the importance of breathing, expelling.
Not only in the beginning and ending of personal journey, but throughout the entire process.
I am a habitual thinker. I thoroughly process a variety of thought more often than the average person. While it bodes well in certain areas such as writing, education, and spirituality, it rarely translates substantially in everyday life. I over-analyze, at times. Once you add this truth to the fact that I am a Scorpio, of an intense nature, and one can see how easily it is for me to dwell on things. Sometimes, to the point where I am without realization.
The same as breathing, I suppose. Although it's a natural act, one that we cannot live without, it hardly takes responsibility for our well-being, maintaining faith and perspective. Protecting the heart, navigating the mind, and avoid placing too much emphasis on insignificant matter. So, nowadays, amid the tendency to become stressed over inconvenience, I reach deep within myself and hold steadfast to my protagonist anchor in this world.