There’s so much emphasis we place on what we ‘think’ happened. ‘I fell down. better not do that again.’ In reality we don’t know, anything. Falling down could be the best thing that every happened to us.
The song Pick Yourself Up written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields from the movie Swing Time is the purest example of this simple truth.
“Take a deep breath.
Pick yourself up.
Dust yourself off.
And. Start all over again.”
Words. to live by.
Here is the youtube video from one of my favorites from Turner Movie Classics, the incomparable Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire from Swingtime. I love it. Be courageous. Pick yourself up and start all over again.
Take a new look, expand your breathing and see things differently.
This breath can represent a change.
This breath a new direction.
This breath the reclaiming of some dream.
This breath redeeming hope.
Resigned can be a thing of the past. Heartache doesn’t disappear but is replaced slowly, quickly, hard to say. Change travels its own course. Allow yourself to enjoy the process even though it feels different. It may be scary; it may feel tough; notice it and do it anyway. Breathe. Just Breathe. — Excerpt from Melanie Lutz’s The Bare Melcessities
Here’s an affirmation to try in this breath and the next…
I recenter in my body
I realign with each breath I take
I love myself in each rise and fall of my chest
Connecting with the field of limitless possibility
I stay open to the surprise of the moment
In alignment with my authentic self
Free from fear and ego
And the tyranny of my thinking
Clearing any energy picked up along the way
I relax into the truth
May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace
Today. Now. Always.
May your heart open in ways never before possible
revealing the deepest truth of your fullest knowing.