Waiting to exhale...
The other day while running with a friend, he told me to focus on my exhalation and the inhalation will just come. I have been practicing this and it strikes me as incredibly metaphoric and reminds me how much I love embodiment...if I can focus on the exhale in my physical body and feel the ease with which the inhale follows, I can do the same in my life. I realize how often I focus on inhaling in a deep breath and that takes a certain amount of effort whereas if I focus on exhaling and getting all of the air out of my body...the Universe doesn't like a void and will immediately and effortlessly fill it up. This mirrors my experiment with surrender. If I focus on making myself available and listening the Universe will send along incredible experiences I could have never thought up on my own that just fill my life in such an easy manner that I marvel constantly this dynamic. Sometimes whales exhale a rainbow...well we can do this also. By focusing on the exhale we are inviting in all that is rather than only inviting in what we believe we want on the inhale.