On the power of recognizing our powerlessness
The brutality of the moment can feel like it might consume us. This overload of tension feels like
the breath is being ripped from our lungs like we are suffocating on the intensity of what might
…and then, we take a moment to breathe deeply. We are reminded that while the
circumstances of the moment are scary and nerve-racking, and the suffering that may come is
overwhelming to consider, the choice to suffocate or breath is still in our power.
Coming to terms with just how powerless we are in the overall arch of the story of our lives is
uncomfortable. It’s humbling and it’s sobering. Yet, no matter how in touch we are with our
powerlessness, we can at the same moment reveal our power, maybe more than ever before.
How we face this moment is in our hands, we can’t control how we feel but we can influence our
feelings by proactively utilizing simple actions that begin with a deep breath