Remember how babies cry?
They take a big deep breath
and let out a
They don’t hold back. They just let go.
And sound out their breath.
Long, long exhale cries. Then short, fast, inhale sobs
as they begin to quiet down (maybe).
It’s natural to cry.
And it doesn’t mean that you are weak.
It means you are strong enough to take the risk of letting go.
is the most powerful and genuine release in your system.
It frees you and cleanses you.
It cleans out your emotions, it cleans out your thoughts
and it cleans out your body.
Ever notice how you feel after you cry?
It’s like a river running through.
The next time you cry you’ll probably appreciate your
Allow it to support you and keep you present
with your feelings.
Give yourself permission to cry
like a child.
when you open yourself up
your breath flows more easily through your system.
It rearranges your whole inner structure.
Let yourself go and cry.
Sob, scream, sniff and sigh.
For more poetry on the breath, get:
“Breathing into Life: Recovering Wholeness Through Body, Mind and Breath” (Balboa Press, 2016)
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