After a wonderful and much-needed vacation at the Gulf, I was playing catch up in my Google Reader and found this article by Leo Babauta at Zen Habits. More often than not, Leo posts things I need to hear and I typically find them after they were written, but RIGHT WHEN I need to hear them.

Funny how that works, isn’t it? 🙂



Breathe in Each Moment

Breathe in Each Moment


(from Zen Habits by Leo  Babauta)


Breathing can transform your life.

If you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, breathe.

It will calm you and release the tensions.

If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe.

It will bring you back to the present.

If you are discouraged and have forgotten your purpose in life, breathe.

It will remind you about how precious life is, and that each breath in this life is a gift you need to appreciate.

Make the most of this gift.

If you have too many tasks to do, or are scattered during your workday, breathe.

It will help bring you into focus, to concentrate on the most important task you need to be focusing on right now.

If you are spending time with someone you love, breathe.

It will allow you to be present with that person, rather than thinking about work or other things you need to do.

If you are exercising, breathe.

It will help you enjoy the exercise, and therefore stick with it for longer.

If you are moving too fast, breathe.

It will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more.

So breathe.

And enjoy each moment of this life.

They’re too fleeting and few to waste. —

Tip: Put the word “Breathe” as a screensaver or desktop pic, or put it up as a note on your wall or fridge or on your desk. Then do it every time you see the word.


4 Responses

  1. aaaah, so that’s where you have been, you lucky girl… and for now, i’ll breathe…….

  2. I didn’t discover the power of consciously breathing until a few years ago, and it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say it’s changed my life. A wonderful bit of wisdom and thank you for sharing it.

    I think I learned it early on, but didn’t realize it was a tool until I was preparing for the birth of my first child! Now, it is an essential element to my day!

  3. this is fresh air!

    you do find timely info…

    the pic is definitely worth a 1000+ words too!

  4. Thanks. I think I’ll do that!

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