Endings are always beginnings. Think of your life story as a circle instead of a straight line and you will see why. This practice, inspired by a poem by Christine Valters Paintner (read it all below), intends to open our awareness to the healing connection between what has been - and who has been - and what is.
1) Welcome stillness wherever you can - sitting on the grass, looking out a window, walking your dog. 2) Breathe the next breath as if it was your last.
3) Exhale with the blessed awareness that it wasn't.
4) Read ( or recite - bonus points for memorization -) this line from the poem by Christine Valters Painter poem: "Give thanks for your ancestors, for the wars and plagues they endured and survived, their resilience is in your bones, your blood."