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Extremes

posted Jun 14, 2010, 11:14 AM by Claramarie Burns   [ updated Jun 18, 2010, 4:52 AM ]
Hot and cold go the days these days, with temperatures approaching record highs, and within a day or too plunging unseasonably. No matter how long we've lived in the changeable mountain regions, It can still be hard for the body to adapt to these plummets & leaps, so emblematic of the emotional ups and downs we may experience from time to time, or sudden social and economic changes. It can help to shift one's frame of reference to things more lasting - the universe, the stars, the sun - to get some perspective on local inner and outer weathers. We can breathe through these roller-coaster rides, too, letting our breath be the constant that our circumstances may seem to lack. Our breath can be counted on, to center and bring perspective to tumultuous experiences . . and it's always there, never costs us a thing! We need only remember to allow our breath its natural, free flow, and sink into that hammock of energy we find in our steady breath.
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