The 2nd day of the 10-day mindfulness challenge for a Lenten season practice.
The first of a 10-day mindfulness challenge to begin a Lenten season practice.
When I am rushing around trying to get all the things done that seem so urgent, or twirling around in my mind the circumstances in which I find myself that feels overwhelming or impossible to endure, I find that I am nearly holding my breath, my breathing is so shallow. Because I am so focused on everything I’m concerning myself over I cycle through inhalation and exhalation at the minimum to . . . still be breathing. So, we practice more breathing.
Breathing is foundational to any mindfulness practice, so this first exercise will be about noticing how we breathe.