There is a lot going on. We’re putting the finishing touches on the digital versions of to the moon and back and pushing to finalize the paperback version so that can go up for preorder too — plus finalizing a pre-order incentive campaign that hits soon. Not to mention life, family, friends, my consulting practice and clients, self-care, yoga, lifting, running, meditating…Phew!!

No wonder I feel busy and a bit overwhelmed. Blessed, but busy and a bit overwhelmed.

Then my yoga instructor reminded us (me) to breathe into the space. And to allow there to be space.

That’s what I’m doing. That’s what I’m living.

When I breathe, I slow down. Even if it’s barely perceptible, I still feel it. My mind calms, and my heart eases. I think my (much more) regular yoga and meditation practices have strengthened my calming and easing muscles, because I slip into that place more easily now.

When I breathe into the space, I remember that ALL things are possible, and that many, many things are good. My perception shifts; my joy deepens; my peace broadens.

Breathe into the space.

Is it really that simple, my doubting mind asks? Can breath really make that much of a difference?

It does. It does every time.

It still amazes me how easy it is to get caught up in everything, how easy it is to feel anxious and buried and behind. It also amazes me how easy it is to realize – remember – that I very rarely need to be that caught up in everything and anxious. Even if I am buried and behind, it very rarely helps me to feel buried and behind.

Breath into the space. Allow the space. Embrace – and delight in – the space.

Breathe into the space.

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