03 February, 2017

Breathing for Five Minutes

Today I am participating in Five-Minute Friday (back from a holiday hiatus). On these posts, I am following the one-word prompt from Kate at Heading Home
If you want to join, click that link to her blog. Every Friday is a new word, and the only rules are:  Write for 5 minutes.  Link your post on hers.  (You have a whole week to get your post up.)
It's pretty cool, and I find a new blog every week. (Now if only I would make the time to revisit more often during the week.)

This week's one-word is "Breathe".
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I do a lot of yoga. A big part of that is focusing on your breath. So I've learned a thing or two.

I also meditate, and focusing on your breath is the best way to clear your mind. "Breathe in...breathe out..." doesn't really count as a thought, and focusing there helps random thoughts to pass on through instead of lingering.

Oddly, I don't hear a lot of talk about meditation among my Christian friends and family - maybe without the "Prayer and" before it, "meditation" sounds too Eastern, too Buddhist or Hindu or Eastern. I look at meditation as the oft-forgotten side of prayer.

If prayer is a conversation with God, why do we do all the talking? A few years ago, I realized that, when I meditate: when I breathe, sit still, and quiet my inner voice, I can listen more freely to God's part of our conversation. 

We are blessed to serve a God who wants to be an integral part of our daily lives. He listens, yes, and He will guide, if we just stop, breathe, and hear Him.

Stop Timer.


  1. Enjoyed your post. Linking up next to you at the #fmfparty

  2. I think part of the problem is we just don't get quiet enough to listen. At least I know I don't. Enjoyed reading your post today!

    1. I have ambitions to create a meditation corner for myself. It hasn't happened yet. When it does I will have to share!


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