July 31-A, 2022

The Cove 09/25/2010 Oil Paint Rendered — Millinocket Lake, Millinocket, Maine
We recover our balance and harmony
by sitting still 
in a quiet place
and breathing normally
while focusing intently on our breathing.
Breathe in.
Say it mentally as you do.
Breathe out.
Say it.
Pause between breaths
for a count of five.
Breathe in. 
Say it.
Breathe out.
Say it.

Do that for three more rounds.

That's 5 rounds.

After the fifth round,
sit quietly for a count of ten.

And get back in the game.

That's it.

Insert 5 rounds of breathing
throughout your day.

Your balance and harmony
will improve instantly.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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