Breathing is such an easy thing to do. We do not even think about it, it just happens. There is no effort, no conscientiousness of doing it, it is something that comes naturally.
It is not until something happens and we struggle to breathe or we have the wind knocked out of us and we have to catch our breath, that we are truly aware of it happening.
We panic and feel like we are out of control. Our minds race as we try to catch our breath and we try to get our breathing back to normal. We realize at that moment how precious that one breath is and how in an instant, that could change, and the life as we know it, could be over.
Our daily lives are much like our breathing. We go through life on a routine, almost robotic at times, not even thinking about what are doing. We go through those daily motions until something happens that disrupts it. We gasp and try to catch our breath, regain ourselves, and our composure to get ourselves back on track. We have that moment of panic and urgency to get back to our comfort zone.
What if we looked at life much like our breathing, and did it one breath at a time. Remembering how precious it is and savor every breath we took in life as if it were out last?
What if we treasured one another as if it were our breathing? Just think how sweet life could truly be.
Oh Charlie, this was wonderful! What a beautiful comparison. Thank you!
Charlie, thank you for this quiet piece as I read through it, I am taking one breath at a time. I pray our world and those who’s hearts are open to kindness, compassion, faith and prayer will change the world one breath at a time.
Life lessons my friend . Thank you for your words of wisdom.