Posts tagged ‘breathe’

November 13, 2020

Never Kiss and Tell

Just relax. Inhale. Exhale.
One should never kiss and tell.
Are you okay? You’re looking pale.
Just relax. Inhale. Exhale.
Your words will come to no avail.
So come, lie down here for a spell.
Just relax. Inhale. Exhale.
One should never kiss and tell.

~ smj

Broken Ones, Jacquie Lee

November 8, 2020

Breathe, dammit, breathe.

I really suck at meditating. I have been dabbling in it, on and off, for a few years. Attended a few classes. Read a few books. A few months ago, I invested in the “Calm” app. It turns out meditating is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

I really wanted to like it. I thought it could help me with pain management, stress management, and to be able to be more mindful and possibly a better version of myself in general. I still think it might be able to. I still WANT to like it. So, I’m not giving up on it… but, Man? Who knew doing “nothing” could be so freaking difficult?

For those of you who never tried the “Calm” app…. Basically, there’s a “Daily Calm” you can do each day, which is a 10 minute meditation on a variety of topics. There’s also a ton of other meditations – including sleep stories – and more. But, the “Daily Calm” is really not 10 minutes. It’s a couple minutes of someone (usually this chick, Tara) talking in the beginning – telling you to relax, breathe, focus on you breath – etc… and then there’s about 5 minutes of nothing(that’s the hard part)… and then, somewhere around 7 minutes in, she starts talking again about whatever the topic is.

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June 16, 2010

Flame Dance

Two flames dance into the night
One steps to the left, the other leaps right
Winds of change provide food for flight
No way of knowing what sparks may ignite

Separating… merging… as if on cue
Dressed in golds and red-hot blues
Tempestuous, breath-taking, move after move
No plan, no rehearsal… It’s die or do

Each step, each flame, fueled by desire
She builds him up, he lifts her higher
Mesmerized gazes wonder what will transpire
Will they simply burn out?
or spread like wildfire?

breathe in…. 
          step left….
breathe out…. 
           leap higher

                      breathe in…. 
                             burn out….
                       breathe in…. 
                              burn brighter

 

~smj

June 10, 2010

deep breaths

perhaps at midnight
honesty will show it’s face
in easy    deep     breaths

 

Just a little haiku I wrote in response to one of Robert Lew’s recent haiku, called “Honest Breathing”…   where he wrote:

honest breathing

 evening sun burns hot
too hot for honest breathing …
inhale at midnight

       2010/06/05 by Robert Lew