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Tag: Breathe

That space

Psychologist and author Tara Brach mentioned a quote and a poem in a meditation she offered recently that really moved me.

Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist, psychologist and Holocaust survivor said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

That space.

How many times have we reacted and regretted it immediately?  We made someone feel bad, we yelled, we pressed send, we wounded with words. Continue reading

Breathing

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss podcast and he was interviewing Win Hof about breathing.  He is a Dutch extreme athlete who is known as the Ice Man because he can withstand extremely cold temperatures.  He holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow, and he has climbed past the “death zone” on Mount Everest while only wearing shorts.   Continue reading

A breath no one thought she would take

I pulled myself out of bed this morning and did a 6am hot yoga class.  As I lay on the studio floor waiting to start, the instructor said something that brought tears to my eyes.  She said, “It’s my seven year old daughter’s birthday today.  Seven years ago she took her first breath.  A breath no one thought she would take.  So in honour of her, can we all remember to be grateful for each breath we take?”   Continue reading

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