to breathe ever-so slowly and gently

I cannot tell you how

these next few hours will go,

but I can tell you,

there is peace

to be found

within them.

I can tell you

you are free

to breathe ever-so slowly and gently,

even in the endless rush of things,

you are allowed to be mindful

of what each new moment brings.

There are a lot of things to contemplate here,

and there are many things for you to take in,

but you are always free

to come back

right to

the present moment

breathing ever-so slowly and gently,

over and over

again.

– Morgan Harper Nichols