Breath is life force, Spirit moving into and through us. When we breathe, life flows through us.
We all want to feel vital, alive, peaceful and full of purpose. When we breathe consciously and purposefully, we release nervous energy, anxiety, fear and stress and breathe in peace, purpose, love, and compassion.
When we breathe, we release our hectic pace and claim peace. We slow our minds and bring our focus back to the present moment so that we can perceive and act from a more balanced place.
In recent weeks the world has again become a scarier place – we again witness terrorist attacks resulting in death, disruption and fear. It’s in times like this our gratitude practices help us remember the truth we know – that love, compassion, and peace are the powers that sustain us and that ultimately prevail. Gratitude is the first step in opening our hearts to this truth, even in challenging times.
Rev. Sydney’s message focuses on expressing appreciation with meaning, using the tools of nonviolent communication. How do you turn a comment such as “Good job!” into an expression of detailed appreciation that lets the listener know what his or her effort meant to you? Learn how expressing appreciation more deeply can create meaningful connection in your life!