“Breathe out; breathe in. Just be aware that the air is there for you, exactly what you need, when you need it. All you have to do is take it in.”
Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph,D
In their excellent book “Receiving Love”
This book hopped off the shelf into my hands and I turned to that page immediately. Just a couple of minutes ago! I totally believe the book is meant for me to read again and for me to urge you to read. There are great exercises and the authors have many excellent things to teach us or remind us or help us learn to do.
A big theme in the book is that it tends to be more difficult for most of us to receive love than it is for us to give love.
I think of that concept in the above quote. Simply breathe in the air around you. It is there for the taking. It is life giving, It is filled with hope and possibility and love can be felt it the quiet moments of taking long enough to very deeply inhale and gently exhale for a long tome. Love can be found in the quiet moments. The peaceful times when there is no thought, no expectations, no regrets or fears. Simply stillness to let what is there come into our heart and body.
Life feels so much easier when I remember the love I receive when I simply breathe in with a mindfulness that lets me open up to what wants to come in and love me.
Hugs, I am sitting at my desk letting the morning sun love me this morning . Nancy
- I am grateful to be able to write this morning Missal and grateful there are those who want to receive it.
- I am happy to welcome new members
- I am pleased to be drinking an especially nice cup of coffee right now as I write to you
- I am grateful I didn’t panic when I dropped and broke my iPhone last night and hopeful my always helpful young men at Source on Queen St. will be able to help me
- I am grateful for a full work day yesterday and a slower day of just living minute by minute today
Hugs and love, as always, Nancy