When Breathing is Enough to Make You Feel Alive

I had a revelatory moment this morning. I was on my way home from Fit in 42’s first Saturday workout, which was fantastic by the way, and I had these quiet seconds where the only thing I heard and noticed was the sound of my own breathing. Breathing slowly, gently, deeply, in and out, in and out. My chest felt relaxed, with each intake I could feel it expand and fill, taking in the air. I don’t know what it was but I hadn’t noticed this before. Just feeling my lungs working and realizing for the very first time that I have strength, and I have health from the inside out. That moment was so very empowering and precious. A first of it’s kind, it was like feeling a new stronger body for the first time. A moment of peace I could only have given to myself: Clean, Crisp, Nourishing Breath.

There is this well renowned author, Philip Roth, and in an interview on his 80th birthday, years after he retired from writing completely he was asked what he makes time for now. His answer: ‘Yeah… I take this glorious thing called a nap. And then the best part of it is that when you wake up, for the first 15 seconds you have no idea where you are. You’re just alive. That’s all you know and it’s bliss. It’s absolute bliss.”

I had a wonderful moment of bliss and it came with the appreciation that I earned that deep breath and my body thanks me for taking care of it by showing me how strong and healthy it can be and become.

Happy Easter Friends.


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