Just Breathe

   By zenfulwoman  Nov 06, 2011

As we go through life, almost all of us feel that if we stop what we are doing, it will never be completed or tomorrow we'll have even more to do. If it is not the tasks on our to-do lists, it is our relationships with our family, friends and co-workers and finding how to please them. When will you finally admit to yourself enough is enough?

The reality is there will always be more things for you to do tomorrow and you can not please everyone. Once you have the strength to admit that to yourself, then you can take the next steps in finding balance, relaxation and your inner zen. Thanks to SheSpeaks.com, I was offered the opportunity to be part of the "Cerra Be Aware, Act, Reflect™" program. This is the first step to find encouragement and light to your inner soul.

Cerra offers you the opportuntity to learn the Seven Intentions and to begin your journey with each breath you take. What I began to do is take one of the human intentions each day and focus on what they mean to me when I do my breathing exercise. I listed the Seven Intentions below. For each day of the week, take one of the intentions to  focus on as you journey.

Cerra makes it convenient for you to have it at all time with the roll on sensory oil. For myself personally, I enjoy the roll on sensory oil. My sample packet contained Creativity and just with a light dab on the wrist, the scent though understated lasts several hours. At times, when I feel myself at that point, I have smelled my wrist and taken 10 seconds to breathe. The days I feel at the point of being overwhelmed, the forums make me realize I am human.



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fabulous5 by fabulous5 | West Fargo, ND
Nov 11, 2011

I wish I could get myself to take some "me" time. I just never seem to have time! I work, then supper, then cleaning, baths, homework.... By 9pm I'm shot!

Mothermercury by Mothermercury | LA PINE, OR
Nov 08, 2011

Recently compared what I do for others and what I do for myself. Is it any wonder I'm totally burned out? Feeling absolutely fed up with it all? I've decided it was time to pay a bit more attention to myself. I must admit that I struggled with this thought for awhile, as it seemed very selfish. I've since come to realize, I no good to anyone if 'I'm all used up!' Everyday I take at least 30 minutes, sometimes an hour, now, to just take a my time, timeout, from it all. Rejuvenate my body, mind, and soul. It's not selfish, it's actually very considerate to others to take time for oneself, so that when you are doing for others you can be there in a manner that is much more giving than being totally burned out, and still trying to give. This process has taken awhile to get use to, but I've come to realize that I'm worth it, and soon, if they haven't already, everyone else will realize it too!