Right Now

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift from God, that’s why they call it the present.” ~  Babatunde Olatunji

This right here, right now moment is all we really have, so be in it. Embrace this moment…wallow in it…let it wash over you. Enjoy the wonder, the emotion of it…see what is there to see, experience the flow of life, feel what you are feeling.

…Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive….” Ecclesiastes 9: 7-10

Inhale Now, Exhale Frustration…
Inhale Now, Exhale Worry…
Inhale Now, Exhale Anxiety…
Just Breathe…

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Expectations

Letting go of the illusion of control doesn’t mean we can’t expect good things to happen. In fact, we SHOULD expect that a loving Father is going to provide for our needs and not fall into despair when that doesn’t happen on our timeline.

Our expectation may seem like unrealistic optimism, but when we look for and expect what God has promised, we can be confident.

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3 NIV

Inhale Expectation, Exhale Hopelessness…
Inhale Provision, Exhale Withdrawal…
Inhale Favor, Exhale Despair…
Just Breathe

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Freedom

When you can encounter each experience with openness, when you can let go of your expectation about what you want to happen and embrace the excitement of infinite possibilities, when you can let go of the belief you are in control…you will experience freedom!

“To live your life without expectation-without the need for specific results-that is freedom. That is Godliness.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Inhale Openness, Exhale Expectation…
Inhale Freedom, Exhale Control…
Inhale Liberation, Exhale Struggle…
Just Breathe

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Present Moment

I am a planner. I believe the way to make a vision reality is to plan the route that makes the most sense and head in that direction. But sometimes I can get so caught up in adhering to my plan for the experience that I miss the experience!

So I’ve learned to try to keep the planning simple so I can take the time to enjoy the journey.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 41-42

Inhale Being, Exhale Doing…
Inhale Presence, Exhale Planning…
Inhale Now, Exhale Next…
Just Breathe

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Be Still and Listen

Our magnificently complex bodies are intricately wired to give us multiple ways of knowing what we are supposed to know and do. That gut feeling is telling you something you may be unable to articulate logically but that doesn’t mean it is false.

The dream you keep having isn’t less real because it happens when you’re asleep. The desire you have to make a difference is from God. When we listen to our inner voice, access our highest wisdom, feel our most authentic self, our choices become crystal clear.

“There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you–just listen to the voice that speaks inside.” ~ Shel Silverstein

Inhale Knowing, Exhale Deception…
Inhale Reception, Exhale Rejection…
Inhale Insight, Exhale Ignoring…
Just Breathe…

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Being Human

We get caught up in the busyness of life, the doing of things we should do, the going to places we’ve committed to go to and sometimes we forget to just be.

Being still gives us a chance to rest our bodies and our minds so God can get our attention. Being still allows us to access the dreams and desires God has placed in our souls…

“I am a human being, not a human doing.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Inhale Stillness, Exhale Busyness…
Inhale Intuition, Exhale Exhaustion…
Inhale Vision, Exhale Blindness…
Just Breathe…

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Enough

We are constantly bombarded with images of what we should have and want until we begin to feel that what we actually have is not enough. But that perception of “not enough” might be based on a comparison that does not reflect our actual reality.

Do you have what you need? Do you have a place to live? Do you have enough to eat? Do you need the expensive car, the outrageously priced sneakers, or the designer clothes? Most importantly, will any of those things lead you to meaning and purpose?

“Let everyone be sure to do his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work done well and won’t need to compare himself with someone else.”  Galatians 6:4, LB

Inhale Enough, Exhale Want
Inhale Sufficient, Exhale Dissatisfaction…
Inhale Contentment, Exhale Comparison…
Just Breathe…

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Abundance

America is one of the wealthiest countries in the world… rich in resources, rich in ingenuity, rich in our willingness to take risks. Our richest resource is our diverse population and the innovation that comes when differences are explored versus exploited.

There is enough for all of us to have what we need, even what we want if we are willing to see the humanity in each of us and to take responsibility for using our God-given gifts to make it better for all of us.

Inhale Grace, Exhale Greed…
Inhale Sharing, Exhale Hoarding…
Inhale Contentment, Exhale Consumerism…
Just Breathe…

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