A new hope with every breath
Updated: Jan 22
Each life begins and ends with a breath and so does each living moment. Becoming aware of the quality of each breath provides clues about how I and those around me might be feeling.
Is the breath being held or released?
Is the breath shallow or deep?
Is the breath fast of slow?
And from this awareness, choices appear. And from choice anything is possible.
Here is a poem I wrote for the 2018 Advent Blog series that is published on Twitter each year.
Every breath I take
For air again
For rest again
Every breath a moment of hope
Every pause a moment of choice
23,400 breaths a day
8,409,600 breaths a year
From the hollows and hopes of each breath I’m alive!
To my oft forgotten body I give a joyous high-five