Waiting to Exhale

I have two small framed 8" x 10" prints in my office, type written in brush-style calligraphy.

One reads:

breathe

breathe

breathe

breathe

breathe

breathe

breathe

breathe

The other:

exhale.......

This is the part we sometimes forget, or have a hard time with. The part that brings a feeling of relaxation, and completion, release and peace.  The part that's necessary to make room for the next breath. Without a full exhale, we are still hanging on to toxins which make our bodies more acidic and less resistant to disease. 

We also don't make enough room for our next breath full of life-giving oxygen.

We take our first breath at the moment of birth. We release our last breath when we die.

Every breath, in and out, a life cycle completed. Over, and over, and over...

Take it in. And let it go.

Really, let it go.