Breathing Through the Pain

BREATHE, Jeff, BREATHE.

That’s what my physical therapist says while he’s cranking on my arm/shoulder. It’s a pain unlike any other I have experienced, but I know without it, the aching pain I have may never go away; so, I endure.

Life is painful sometimes. We all have things we go through: some physical, some emotional, sometimes it’s financial, and sometimes our relationships are in crisis. Mr. Miyagi (you know from the original Karate kid movie) always said breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Surprisingly, it really does work. I’m not saying breathing will fix all of life’s problems, but breathing can help the way we react and respond to those problems. There are countless articles and websites full of information on how proper breathing can help most every area in our bodies. If you need specifics they’re not hard to find, Google it.

My point is whatever you’re going through take a few minutes and breathe. Let oxygen get to your brain. Maybe some of the pain you feel will ease just a bit and give you time to heal just a little. I’ve experienced pain in every area I mentioned above, and when I can remember to breathe, slowly but surely, things begin to get better, until eventually life corrects itself, and I’m on a path that’s just a little easier to manage. My hope for you, if you’ve found my blog, is that life is treating you great, but if you’re struggling, I am reminding you to BREATHE. Take a minute. Let the world slow down so you can regroup and start living again.

BREATHE, (insert name here), BREATHE.

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