I have a choice to take a deep breath. I may not need to, nor want to, but today I may choose to. There was a time during my active addiction days when I not had the control to be able to breathe deeply. I can walk outside into the sunlight; the walls of imprison do not contain me. While I had out-of-control behavior, I could not choose to option of embracing the sunlight. Society and my environment trapped me to contain and monitor my actions.
Now, I have the ability to bring into my character balance. It is good to breathe deeply to contain a sinful nature of “fits of rage”. It is good to be able to relax and “chill-out” through an exercise of deep breathing. When one loses the option of utilizing the proper tools, it becomes hard to be resourceful in ways to contain and manage out of range behavior.
Today, I live in an environment of healthy soil. Today I may learn to breathe again. Today, I follow a congregation of “right-mind” believers. Now, I have strong relationships to correct my path. Today, I am loved and am able to feel loved. I may have been loved before, but in those days I could not feel loved. In the past, I was unable to recognize the healthy love. Today, I am able to breathe again. As a plant bloom open into the rays of sunlight, today I blossom into a good reality.
This is a blessing. Let’s give Thanks for this is a day which the Lord has made.
(REFLECTION PSALMS 118:24 )