How to Breathe Life Back In When Life Takes Your Breath Away.
Life has a way of catching us off guard, doesn’t it? It can knock the wind out of our sails, leaving us gasping for breath, struggling to find our footing. Maybe you’re in such a moment right now, where it appears as though the world is crumbling around you, and the notion of breathing normally feels like a far-off dream.
But here’s the harsh truth: just as life can take our breath away in the worst possible way, we also have the power to reclaim it. With the same breath that life knocked out of us, we can breathe new life into our existence and start feeling alive once more. However, embarking on this healing journey is not as simple as taking a single breath; it requires more than that.
You see, healing is a process. It’s not something that happens overnight, especially if you’ve silently carried your pain for an extended period. Change is possible, no matter how challenging your life has been. Whether you’re currently in a tough spot or struggling with issues like grief, trauma, burnout, or emotional pain, the first step is accepting where you are right now.
You don’t have to make drastic changes today. You don’t have to overhaul your entire life to find strength again. Instead, start small. Begin today, even if it’s just a tiny step. Slowly but surely, you’ll move closer to where you want to be.
Dealing with the weight of emotions, past traumas, or ongoing struggles isn’t something you fix overnight. It’s something you navigate and move through. So, be kind to yourself and grant yourself the time to heal. You don’t need to have all the answers right now; you don’t even need to fully understand everything. It all begins with awareness and the willingness to say, “I think I’m ready for something more or something different.” That’s the starting point, and from here, your journey to healing begins.
One breath at a time.
I Frid (in peace), Madelaine 🌿