I found inspiration for this post from “The Soul Journey.” It came from a blogger named Denise Andrade, who I believe received it from a friend. It’s a sweet, little exercise in spiritual wellness, so I thought I’d pass it on to you!
Take a deep breath.
As you breathe in, hold it for just a second and close your eyes. Breathe out.
As you breathe in and out, imagine all the goodness of life flowing through your body, out your lungs. As you breathe out, exhale positive energy and goodness into the world. Allow this breathing to become a rhythm, taking in goodness and giving it out as well.
Try to feel the positive energy moving inside your body as you breathe.
Come into the present moment by asking yourself questions such as: What do I notice around me? Do I feel hot, cold or just right? Notice the texture of something around you- a soft flower petal, the roughness of soil beneath your feet or a smooth coffee mug on your desk. No matter how chaotic things are around you, you can control your breathing and your focus.
Begin to see yourself for what you are on the inside, rather than what you notice in a mirror.
You have a strong, kind soul, full of creativity, compassion and grace. As you look to others around you, know that they are made up of these attributes as well. Surround yourself with others who make you feel loved and cared for.