In the pause after the exhale, I feel empowered before the next breath. I realize in those moments that I have the strength to take another breath.
Inhaling is a rise, and exhale is a fall, but I like to think of the exhale as more like a slide. You’re at the top of the slide, excited, emotional, and ready for the ride. You go, you slide, and you enjoy it all the way down. Right before it’s over you realize you have to get up and climb the steps to slide again. Thankfully, the energy and joy of the ride gives you that strength. The downs power our ups.
That’s the power I’m discovering in breathing. Inhale is the climbing state, and exhale is the reenergizing state for the next inhale, the next climb. When you’re at the bottom, realize you can do this.
“I can. I will. I’ll succeed, because God has given me strength to doso. He has given me each breath, so I can. I can do this.” And so can you!🌱🌳💚😊💪