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Be The Sea - The Ocean Inside Us

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Whenever I'm stressed out and close to losing it, I think about something I was once told. We all carry the ocean within us, and to hear the soothing sounds of the sea all we have to do is close our eyes and slowly breathe in...breathe out...breathe in...breathe out. If you focus hard enough, it sounds like waves rolling into shore and back out again. Hold the sounds and the image of the seashore in your mind for a full count of ten complete breaths and you'll relax in just a handful of seconds.

- Submitted by HAPANING 8/4/2011 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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STARLIGHT05 8/17/2011 2:55:00 AM

    I'm in therapy and breathing practice is a huge part of it.. but I have such a hard time not allowing my thoughts to wander to other things. This suggestion is awesome, especially because the ocean is my zen place! Fantastic idea, thank you so much for sharing.
INTEGRATIVE 8/12/2011 3:34:00 PM

   
Thank you....my friend once told me you can find serenity anywhere, but I didn't know how...this exercise helps get there!!
HAPANING 8/5/2011 1:27:00 PM

    I hope it helps you manage pain, Peggy-Bee. I too find it soothing.

The mind can be a powerful ally when we train it as diligently as our bodies. I'm always learning in this regard.
PEGGY-BEE 8/4/2011 11:58:00 AM

    This is very soothing. It is imaging I learned in Pain Management and works so well!.
Thank you for the reminder!

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