Have a heart 4 this breath….
“The breath of love calls out from the very center of existence: in every moment, come back to life. Every breath you take makes one of two choices: you either surrender to your soul or struggle with doubt”. Rumi
I’m in bed with a cold trying to follow my MOJOE – joy, oxygen & ease, against the odds of feeling miserable & oppressed. Every day we have 18.000 breaths of opportunities – to consciously celebrate the simple joy of being alive, or to continue entertaining our existential anxiety. Continue being a displaced victim, or to connect to the safe & sacred healing place. To follow the default voice of misery & oppression or transform it into MOJOE – joy, oxygen & ease. It’s a tough & audacious choice to make, because all the odds are against you. When the part of your brain that’s traumatized gets triggered, it takes over trying to protect you from old familiar danger, feeling miserable & oppressed. This mindset is so pervasive… (Look at this mindset in our world...) that it takes a miracle, a higher power, O n e C o n s c i o u s B r e a t h 2 intervene & help transform misery & oppression 2 joy, oxygen & ease. Like recovery & meditation, it’s a journey…. a slow, steady & consistent re-wiring of the brain, with many detours & set backs. It helps to have faith & trust that deep inside, it’s your birthright to claim the joy you were born with & celebrate who you are – starting now. It helps to love the journey. To a special friend I want to say: Following & celebrating your MOJOE is the high road to slaying the shame & the rapist-of-your-soul – lovingly.