Breathe in

Just breathe







Breathe as if it were your very first breath


Just breathe not as if it were your last

Not as if you were running a race


Feel your lungs fill with air

And then








In and


Just breathe

Don’t let all that would pull you in drag you down

To its own depths

Rather raise all that could be up with you

And breathe

Slowly carefully

Mind only the minutes

Do not fret for the seconds and the hours

Let this day be your day

Your first

Not your last

Do not press in

Or lash out

Just breathe in

And then out

Accept the quiet in the noise

In amongst the shouted splattered spoken traffic


And out

And a second becomes a minute

And minute an hour

And an hour a day

In which you are lost to no one

But yourself

Just breathe

Put all of the plates down

The musts the should’s the maybes

The got to’s and also rans

And simply be


Just breathe

Don’t flail thrash or drown

Just float on your back

And breathe

In and out



Apply once a day evenly throughout until all signs of panic or of fear have gone away.

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Martin Elder

Tue 29th Sep 2020 08:24

Hi Ray
I think you have hit the nail on the head there with allowing ourselves to get things in proportion.
Thanks my friend

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Mon 28th Sep 2020 12:46

The act of diaphragm breathing I learnt many years ago , I hope it catches on - the sense of immediacy increases with it and things seem more in proportion, and an important ingredient in yoga. A good message indeed!


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Martin Elder

Mon 28th Sep 2020 08:50

Thanks Paul. Yes that is so true that we prepare our selves for the way ahead. rather those brief moments.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 27th Sep 2020 22:15

Good read Martin.

A saying of mine goes like this...

"We do not meditate for the experience we have during those brief moments it is for the rest of the day."

Ten mins spent gives 23hrs 50mins benefit.

now that is what I call a good investment.

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Martin Elder

Sun 27th Sep 2020 22:09

Thanks to Philipos, Emer, Binte, Jordyn and Stephen for liking

Also thanks for commenting Flavia I am glad you enjoyed it . Sometimes we have to take time to take stop and simply just breathe

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Flavia Gordon

Sat 26th Sep 2020 22:00

Hello Martin,
I found this to be a lovely read. I was definitely soothed by it. Very calming. Effective in times of panic and chaos I agree.

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