Definition of Breathing:
the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs.
Synonyms of Breathing:
animated, conscious, dynamic, functioning, living, viable,

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet. –Tennyson
So many of us avoid living in the present moment.

We worry about the future. Daydreaming and pondering are necessary in moderation, but we try to stay in the present moment for most of the day.

To do this, we return to the most basic element – our breath.
We concentrate on taking deep breaths.

Barring a respiratory disorder, breathing is simple. When we return to the simplicity of breathing, we automatically simplify our life by focusing only on what’s happening to one part of our body in one moment in time. –Letting Go of Debt/Karen Casanova | More…

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Take a deep breath and talk to God
Coping successfully with life’s minor annoyances and frustrations is sometimes the most difficult skill we have to learn in recovery. We are faced with small inconveniences daily, and our days are filled with minor difficulties that we must somehow deal with.

Each time life presents us with another little setback to our daily plans, we can simply take a deep breath and talk to the God of our understanding. Knowing we can draw patience, tolerance, or whatever we need from that Power, we find ourselves coping better and smiling more often. –Just for today | More…

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