The breath

The breath

by Elizabeth Challinor

Yet another meditation guru

Says all you have to do is focus on the breath

Just breathe and leave the rest


Heard that before

A sigh of disappointment

I wanted something more

Until the day I heard a wise soul say

Breathing reminds you that you are worthy of being here

What? I gasp

Just because of that

I can give myself a pat on the back?

In a few split seconds

All my struggles and achievements, preconceptions and judgments evaporate

Funny how a single conversation can wipe away the condensation on the windscreen of your mind

Now in every face I see

That magical first breath of a newborn

Elizabeth Challinor