This week is a careful weaving of nature, self-development, character, and architecture. The idea is that the simile of “breathe like you self-develop” has multiple applications to your existence, purpose, and reason for being. Inhale and exhale in concert with today’s MAWMonday Motivators. Find something special in the natural process.
This tweet got me thinking about nature and what is natural. What is the most uncomplicated, basic, and fundamental process of life. Breathing. Self-development is like that. You are developing just as sure as you breathe in and breathe out. You are creating the foundation for your vision with each inhale and exhale.
— Taunya S. Wright (@STaunyas) August 6, 2018
As natural as the breath is, so too is the nature of the world we live in. Your peace is constantly under attack. That is if you see it that way. Another option is to “own your breath.” I find that phrase more instructive and possible than “control your world.” I can own what I am and what I do. Even when trouble comes, my response is still within my sphere of ownership. I will seek to own my breath. I will breathe in intention and exhale stress. In this way, I will own my peace as well.
Own it~ pic.twitter.com/dxy5dPOItu
— Robin WalkerWilliams (@momacrosby) August 11, 2018
3. As Long As You Breathe
The connection of self-development to breathing yields a list of important correlates that engage bodily function. By that, I mean that breathing provides oxygen for your body to operate efficiently. Self-development provides tools for the building of your character. You increase respiration when you need more oxygen. You should increase self-development when you are faced with challenges. The structures you create support gratitude, love, peace, hope, and faith that all things are possible. As long as you breathe, as long as you develop, the world is open to you.
— Gary Jones LCSW (@JustG62) August 12, 2018
It seems fair to ask the question of reason as you continue to develop. Not purpose. Purpose explains who you are. That’s a settled question. Reason asks, “Why are you here?” They go together, but they are also important to distinguish. The gratitude, love, peace, hope, and faith of purpose are counterparts to kindness, compassion, justice, and generosity. And as the tweet reminds us, creating this compassion is as simple as defining what we would want for ourselves.
— Rodney (@SwansonRodney) August 12, 2018
5. Architect of Your Future
Self-development creates structures. We affirmed that message. Character is a primary result. And, the structure is like a lattice for your development of anything else career, family, or otherwise. No matter the situation or circumstance, you can breathe easy and free in the confidence that a righteous character provides. You can learn and grow without denial and refusal of new information. You can evolve as a person just as breathing supports function. In as a process of discernment. Out as a removal of what is not needed. You can build what was once thought impossible: Natural yet Loving and Just.
— Sabrina C. Nelson (@scnelson017) August 12, 2018