This is just a shout out to a place of much needed tranquility on the busy interwebs: @breathe.serene. Such a delightful interplay of the same basic image being given an infinite number of inviting and creative variations. And all of them offering the poignant and invaluable reminder of the power of pausing to take even just one conscious breath.
In a very simple way, mindfulness is not about feeling better. It is about giving yourself more choices as you head into the next moment. And that takes a lot of the pressure off. You don’t need to hope some amazing, earth-shaking experience. Instead, it can be as simple as, for instance, noticing you are angry and then having the tiny insight that it might not be a good idea to send off that stinging email right now. Breathe.serene is a great place to be reminded of that in just a few seconds.