Friend, you are so much more than you believe. Deep breath. In and out. With each new breath take in something you truly love about yourself. Start small if you have to. Fill your lungs with love for yourself. Let that oxygenate your body. Let it join with your blood and become who you are, someone fully in love with yourself in the best ways. You are worthy of that love.
You are empowered. With each breath you breathe in the same dust and air as Lincoln and Rosa Parks and Churchill and Joan of Arc. We are all stardust. Fill your lungs with history and strength and move forward.
Oh, friend, deep breath. Some days just start out hard. Some of them end terribly. Many of them, lots of them, most of them are absolutely beautiful. Right down to their tiniest details. So, come on, slow, even breaths. Fill your lungs with peace and calm and strength, and breathe out all of that worry and fear and pain. Feel your body be rebuilt by good things, and each exhale takes away all of the bad. You can do this.
Deep breath. With each breath focus on bringing in peace and calm and contentment. Let your lungs fill with peace and calm and contentment. Let them populate your blood. Let that be what fuels you. You can do this.
Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. Things may feel out of your control. Remember those tiny movements inside your body that are constantly going. Things you’ve become so good at controlling you don’t even notice anymore. Your heart beats. Your lungs fill. Your blood pulses. Your eyes blink. You’re constantly hearing and seeing and smelling. You’ve decided to ignore your nose completely, even though you see it. You are in control of each tiny movement. Deep breath. Focus in.
Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. Breathe in a renewed calm with each new breath. Let calm fill your lungs and veins. Let calm reach you in your depths, in every space. Let each muscle be moved by calm. Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. You have this.
Deep breath. Take in the calm of today. Slowly take in renewal with each breath. Fill your lungs. Let your blood be filled with calm, renewing oxygen. Let that pulse through you. Let it create calm inside of you. Deep breath.
Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. Fill up your lungs with calm. Expand into the world. The universe can hold you. It has so much room for you. We need you here. Keep breathing. Keep filling your lungs. Keep expanding. We need you.
Deep breath. Deep calming breath. Deep sustaining breath. Find your calm. Focus on it. Dig your heels deep into calm and stay there. Fill your lungs with it. Surround yourself with it. Chaos may make its way into your life, but you can handle it. You are more than your situations. You are capable. You can handle today. Deep breath. Deep calming breath. Deep sustaining breath.