There was a time when I held on to everyone and everything
for dear life. Periods when life was defined by the people I craved
relationship with, things I strove to acquire, and status I worked hard to achieve. All these were cultivated by family and societal culture.
This current stage of transition and transformation doesn’t accommodate such baggage well. It’s taken away my appetite and done away with most of my desire.
Over time, relationships have disintegrated, things have
lost value, status no longer has meaning. Contentment has come with releasing them all.
Learning to simply be is a joy. Embracing my breath. Learning its pattern. Knowing without it, I am nothing. Breathe. Release. Repeat.
Today I choose to release yesterday’s hopes, plans, and disappointments.
Right now, I focus on my breath. It’s softness and it’s power.
In this chain of moments, I honor my cycle of inhaling and exhaling. The pleasure of simply being.
Wherever I am is where I choose
to be present, so there I be.