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Breathing in and breathing out

In and out, a natural flow, and we do it without thinking–most of the time.

It’s an exchange of life that usually we take for granted.

The rhythmic breathing of rest that tells us all is well.

The deep breathing of changing atmospheres when we catch the smell of delicious food or delight in fresh air or the scent of flowers.

Or the intentional breathing of meditation as we pay attention to our breath, bringing us into our present presence.

But always it is in and out and reminds us of the flow in our lives which we can never take for granted.