Being in the desert is great, because it forces you into a meditative state.
The emptiness and the expansiveness of the environment slowly wear away at your defenses until you surrender to a calm which comes from inside of you ...and from the desert itself.
But even in the most chaotic times and places we can find our own “inner desert,” we can enter that landscape inside us through the tool of our breath.
Here’s your break-glass-in-case-of-emergency-or-just-because-it’s-Friday meditation:
Close your eyes, or look down toward an unmoving point on the floor.
Take a deep, slow inhale. Pull the air downwards, as if it’s flowing down a drain into the floor. Focus on feeling your belly expand all the way around like a balloon.
You can push your belly out a bit, to really get the feeling.
Exhale, trying to let your body take over and to feel your lungs and belly collapse as the air leaves them -- just like a balloon once you stop squeezing it shut and allow it to deflate.
When all the air has left your body, gently smile and take a soft inhale. Look up from the floor or open your eyes while still smiling and feel how your mind, your body, your attitude have changed.
Have an awesome Friday y’all!
Daelu will be 10 months tomorrow. It’s surreal to think back to our early days and what a struggle it was to breastfeed while I was healing from the septic blood infection I got. Daelu worked so hard and I wanted to cry every time we nursed because it was so difficult.
But here we are, 10 months in and nursing with ease, on the go, in the strangest positions.
I learned so much about caring for my breasts, milk supply, and lymph during that period. Such a great reminder that the blessings always come into focus with perspective.
Photo by papa @realfunwow on our family trip to Joshua Tree.
High on a Desert Plain.
Leica Q / Summilux 28 / f 1.7 / ISO 3200
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When the fog rolls in (on very rare occasions), walking through the desert starts to feel more like walking along the bottom of the sea. 🌵✨
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