"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Take a breath

I wrote the following several months ago in response to an article on MindBodyGreen. It's something I've gotten away from, but need to return to.

I've long had problems with being a shallow breather. I often find I've been holding my breath.

Recently, after a relationship breakup, I've turned to breathing meditations. It has become the difference between living with emotional pain and finding peace, serenity.

I've come to believe that the "god" that 12-Steppers refer to in the serenity prayer is serenity itself.

Follow this link for the original article it references. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3118/Learning-to-Breathe.html

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