Slow Down and Breathe
It has been an unusually busy day. I found myself attempting to multi-task which is something I have not done in a long time.
My mind kept bouncing like a ping pong ball between thoughts of things that happened a few hours ago and the list of tasks waiting to be performed.
Trying to meet a deadline I felt as if my heart was racing all day long. It was not until a few moments ago I realized I spent the entire day in a state of distress rather than a state of peace and ease.
When I finally recognized what was happening I stopped what I was doing. I closed my eyes and focused on my hand as I put it over my heart and took a long deep breath.
Then I began to whisper prayers of gratitude for each item I touched.
As I felt myself settle back into the present moment I could feel how much my body suffered by spending an entire day just outside of the present moment.
I am grateful it is so easy to return.
I intend to slow way down now.
I invite you to do the same.