Let stress be your guide to relaxation, to calmness and to balance. When stress arises, dispel it with breath. Eradicate it with thought that is mantric, healing and soothing. Tell it to go away with firmness, for what is stress but a thought gone awry, that has lost its way and only needs to be told that it is not wanted, that it does not need to suffer in the land of the living, for stress comes from outside. Keep this in mind whenever stress is present in your life, that it is conjured by thought not conducive to a calm central nervous system. Breathe. Calm the body with breath. Calm the mind with breath. Let breath be your stress reliever.
Foster kinship with nature, even if only in some small way. You need nature, most importantly in the air you breathe. Everyone breathes and shares the air equally, and air is a most important aspect of nature and human life. Think of all the creatures, human, animal, insect, amoeba that share the air of life with you. Be amazed that every particle you breathe has been passed along from one life to another, from the heavens to the Earth, from the birds in the sky to the babes in arms. Remain in awe of this most important element with every breath you take, and with gratitude thank nature and your fellow creatures for the pure ability to simply breathe.
Find your balance within the self in quiet mind, relaxed body, and calm spirit. In your own breath find the energy that will both regulate and calm you as well as energize and invigorate you. In your own breath is the mechanism by which to introduce both stimulus and relaxation. It’s your choice to use your own breath as a conscious tool to regulate your internal affairs of mind and body, to control your reactions and what you allow to interfere. To keep yourself safe from external stimuli, breathe. Calm your body. Calm your mind. Breathe.
Let “Calmness” be your word today, your silent partner. Let calming breath be your companion. From without, bring it in, the elixir of life, the healing medicine you need today. Remind yourself that the air you breathe is the deliverer of calmness, peace, and tranquility, and that every breath is a healing breath. Be your own medicine woman or medicine man and with each calm breath attain calmness within. Let the magic of calmness reign within, as natural as the air you breathe, as warmly curing as the golden sun, as fulfilling as a sip of pure water, as necessary as any food. Bring on the calm!
Strive to reconcile the difficulties within the self, the mind speak that captivates, directs, and discerns, that both discourages and encourages. All sides are part of life and yet life needs no sides, for in the flow of life all sides are equal and of equal importance. Find reconciliation in simply breathing in acceptance of all that is and breathing out all that is difficult. Let your breath remind you that you are human and spirit. Reconcile first with that and then see what happens. Just breathe.