I’ve been short of breath this entire week, I can’t get a full breath. I’m strong, healthy and in good shape. Sick people and old ladies usually are the ones short of breath. My friend informed me it was STRESS. And then she followed it up with,
‘Stress is the #1 killer in America. It can make you pull your hair out.’ Great!
I’ve never experienced this before….it’s actually a little scary. And then I read this line from a book entitled, ‘The Untethered Soul.’ *
‘Your cage is like this. When you approach the edges you feel insecurity, jealousy, fear, or self-consciousness. You pull back, and if you are like most people, you stop trying. Spirituality begins when you decide that you’ll never stop trying. Spirituality is the commitment to go beyond, no matter what it takes…..’
I’m headed out of town this weekend for a planning retreat for good things to come. (Not to worry, the livestock have a live in nanny for my time away). I hope to catch my breath, breathe more freely. I hope to begin to fall over my edge and let the air fill my lungs. To fly feathered and untethered! Sincerely!
*(The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (New Harbinger/Noetic Books) (co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences)