It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, June 17, 2016

Chapter 6, Page 17, Book 16

Just breathing and smiling can make us very happy, because when we breathe consciously we recover ourselves completely and encounter life in the present moment. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 17 - help is just a breath away

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. 

Swedish Proverb

When you feel like your lid is about to blow, take a long, deep breath.  Deep breathing releases tension, calms down our fight or flight reactions, and allows us to quiet our anxious nerves and choose more considerate and constructive responses.

Inhale.  Exhale.  A moment of silence in a moment of anger, can save you from a hundred moments of regret.  Truth be told, you are often most powerful and influential in an argument when you are most silent.  Others never expect silence. 

 Deep breathing is not just relaxing; it's also been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion,  and the immune system. It’s something we all can do and cost nothing, but has long lasting effects.

When you breathe deeply, you are in effect telling your brain to relax, and your brain in turn tells your body to take a chill pill. As a result, increased heart rate, high blood pressure and heavy breathing all diminish with deep breathing.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. 

Oprah Winfrey


Debbie said...

Such true words. Taking a deep breath has saved me from speaking words I'd regret many times.
Great post!
God Bless You!
Have a wonderful weekend.

betty said...

A deep breath indeed can be so relaxing and good for the body and mind, especially when taking a deep breath to avoid saying something you might regret later.



My mantra is BREATHE. JUST BREATHE. fits in here perfectly today with your post. Also love these words, "whine less breathe more; talk less, say more."

jack69 said...

Today, was a trial. I am going to just say ditto to Debbie wo hit the nail on the head!
Love from NC

Rick Watson said...

Jilda has a yoga top she wears when she teaches that says just breathe. She gets a lot of complements on that shirt.