*I was inspired to write this piece after working with a client who was so busy chasing the next great thing that she almost missed the present greatness of her life. I dedicate this to all the people who are too busy to realize just how incredibly rich they truly are.
Exhale or you’ll never release what He’s placed inside you! Don’t succumb to the temptation to speed up to the dizzying speed of your anxiety. S...l...o...w...D...o...w...n the pace of your racing soul so that it can safely drink from the cool wells of reflection.
Exhale or you’ll never realize how good your life really is to you. Don’t fall to the temptation to stoop low and compare what you have...how you look...what you do...or where you work, with others. Each night, millions of people sleep under the stars on cold concrete beds. If those people were shallow...they’d wish to be you! Instead, they celebrate the fact that they have life and another day to survive. Meanwhile, if you don’t exhale — you may likely waste your life watching other people on Reality TV wasting their lives ... and your time ... with ridiculous crap ... and wishing you were them!
Exhale or you’ll be suffocated by greed, unbridled ambition, and severe anxiety from keeping up with the Joneses. Don’t fall to the temptation to work and live for things. Things don’t affirm. Things don’t relate to you. Things don’t love you. Things cost money, collect dust, and force you to worship them. Don’t worship anything you can buy at 20 percent off!
Exhale or you’ll never breathe out and share all the blessings you’ve inhaled.
When you hurry, you don’t think clearly.
When you don’t think clearly, you second guess yourself...and your faith.
When you second guess yourself...and your faith, you depend upon your own resources.
When you depend upon your own resources, you can’t spend supernatural resources.
When you don’t have supernatural resources at your disposal, you buy junk and cheap imitation!
Take time to think.
Take time to pray.
Take time to count your blessings.
Take time to take in all the wonderful things that are happening around...and within you.
Exhale or you’ll be just like anyone else who’s lost their lives ... and their way ... chasing others’ lives and dreams.
Exhale. Only the living can do that. Exhaling is what separates us from the dead.