Participating in a blogging challenge can be a fun way to keep the blog and your writing on track. So I’ll be blogging for the next 7 consecutive days, based on prompts from the Write Tribe Festival of Words.
(Please bear with this sudden flood, and I hope the posts pass muster.)
Today’s blogging challenge prompt is “Write about a treasure you possess.”
Over time, my concept of what I treasure has changed.
As a child, books, pens, chocolate topped the list. As I grew older, it was clothes, jobs, make-up. Older still, it was the place I lived in, the people I lived with. Now, while I still treasure friends and family, and value interactions and experiences more than possessions, the one part of my existence I truly treasure is my breath. It is not really a possession, but it ensures that I continue to exist.
But continuing to exist is not the only thing my breath gives me.
A long deep breath acts as an internal massage. Watching and counting my breaths takes me away from thoughts, and into being. It helps me stay centered when I’m agitated. A few minutes of breathing exercises charge me right up. And best of all, my breath is always with me, always doing its job and keeping me company, even when I’m asleep.
So yes, breath. Breath is my treasure, and it receives a whole lot of my attention– because it is so easy to forget, but so rewarding to remember. I took a few slow breaths as I wrote this, and it felt good.
Take a few deep breaths, then close your eyes and breathe some more, focusing on how it feels while going in an out. You might enjoy it.
What about you? What is your treasure? Who or what do you value the most in your life? Why? Do you pay attention to your breath? Care to share your experience? What sort of blogging challenge would you attempt?
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