If you have ever lived in Minnesota in the spring time, you’ve experienced the irritation of bug bites. Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones that does not feel the effect of the monsters.
The bites remind me of a life-long circular thought. It comes around again and again and despite the preventative measures and other ointments and fixes, the damn things still show up. Some years are worse than others. I’m not sure if any of this applies what I’ve been experiencing but let’s give it a try.
What I’ve been experiencing, in addition to the bug bites, is something quite different. For the past 3-5 weeks I have been practicing exhale love and inhale peace as often as possible throughout the day and night. Whenever my mind starts to spin with ridiculous and pointless thoughts, I simply shift to the breathing mantra. I’ve noticed that it not only helps to stop the circular thinking but it has revealed a new kind of peaceful joy. Examples follow…
Inhale peace. Exhale love. On the bus. Ride goes smoothly and safely every time.
Inhale peace. Exhale love. The vacation with my husband was filled with exactly what I wrote down for us, “filled with joy, laughter, interesting conversation, good food, good beer, safe driving, sunshine, comfortable hotel rooms and interesting places.”
Inhale peace, Exhale love. A comfortable balance of fun, love, work, rest is experienced.
Inhale peace, Exhale love. I find myself knowing I am loved more often.
Inhale peace. Exhale love. Healthy boundaries are created and respected with ease.
Inhale peace. Exhale love. I am surrounded by loving kindness.
I’ve been bit by the peace and love bug.
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