S.O.S breathing: shake off your bad days
Imagine you are walking slowly in the market and enjoying your beautiful Sunday, someone suddenly bumped into you. You fell on floor and mashed with broken eggs, rotten tomatoes in the garbage area. You are about to release your anger and start swearing, in the moment you look up. You saw a blind person standing in front of you, shaking and asking ‘I’m sorry, are you okay?’ How do you feel?
We have the tendency to judge before understanding the true story behind. We are all emotionally blind who always focusing on ourselves and finger pointing others on all of the bad moments, bad days happening to us. Sometimes they would come as never ending storms, lightenings and tornadoes, and we create a term for these bad days called ‘bad luck’.
In fact, there is no 'bad luck’ but they are something we choose, something we attract it towards us. Imagine if everything we see in life is a projection from what is happening in our subconsciousness. The more we condemn the outside world, the more we suffer. Definitely not a wise choice to go right?
Instead of resisting the ‘bad luck’, face it and deal with a conscious mind from now on. So it never needs coming back to you again and again.
Breathe to shift your day
Step 1: Stop everything
Stop acting, doing or fixing the disaster. Bring yourself in a quiet position, the only thing matters now is look within.
Drive your focus back to breathe into how you feel. Take a slow deep inhale, belly rise, breathe into your heart and start feeling. Beyond all the nightmares just happened, how do you feel? What is the emotions come through you? Recognise your emotions, allow it to cut through you even deeper. Visualise you are now being hold and protected by giant hands, feel the security, calm and silence. Continue breathing and feeling your emotions, softly and gently, you are safe.
Step 2: Do not resistance
Choose to see the same thing differently. In the moment of silence, an inner voice whispering into you, ‘I know you’re hurt and in pain. I’m with you.’ Breathe into this voice of wisdom, extend your exhalation longer and deeper.
‘Do you remember? There was a time you create this feeling on me too.’ Feel whatever comes towards you. Breathe to remember, remember how you condemned, attacked, criticised, cursed yourself without a bottom line. Remember the pain, sorrow, shame and guilt. On the next long exhalation, the gentle voice comes to you again. ‘It’s okay. I forgive you. It’s all okay.’ Breathe without resisting, open up your heart, relax it fully and completely.
Step 3: Unfold new possibilities
by Russian artist Alexander Yakovlev
Breathe into the love and kindness inside you. Gradually, you become lighter and lighter. Imagine the giant hands that were holding you slowly release you gradually. You are now floating in the air. The more love you feel, the more you are free. Knowing at this moment, there is no more silly dreams or ridiculous perhaps in your life. ‘Thank you for coming to my life. From now on, whatever I choose I choose it with love.’ Feel deeply into this love and kindness, fully accept and release all the non peace inside you. Connect back to your source, your truth self and restart everything again.
Whenever your bad day arrives, priorities your feeling and find a quiet place to breathe into what’s happening inside. Use the above 3 simple steps to assist you and lift your spirit up. Feel free to email me on any question, or request on guided meditation to help you go deeper and easier.
Breath is life. We come to this world and end our life with it. It is a gift from our ancestors, treasure it to help you back to calmness in one of those bad days. It could be scary sometimes, but remember happiness and freedom always come with pain. All you need is courage.