What do you breathe?
I stopped immediately. I’d been running for half an hour and it was clear in my mind. My professional career as a large corporation executive was over. I was ready to finalize my 20 years there and leave. I was scared. I breathed again. I looked at the sky and I felt that I wasn’t mistaken. I had just had a baby for the second time and I shuddered thinking that I also wanted to be born again, re-born, better said. Why not? I thought, while I was back home in front of this exciting idea.
“I’m going to quit my job”, I told my husband. “Very well,” he said to my surprise. And what do you want to do? I have to think about that, I said a bit worried.
Half a year has gone by and here I am continuing with my life but in a different way. But the most important thing: now I breathe, now I smile, now I sleep, now I live in the present. I have to tell you that I’ve spent my entire life moving in an accelerated mess. At 18, I left my parent’s house not really knowing what the future would hold for me but I was sure that it was going to be good. I’ve always been super positive, which has helped me a lot. I’ve lived in New York, London, Paris and Madrid and I have traveled over half of the world. I’ve studied everything that I like… journalism, marketing, international relations, art and languages. But I have worked much more than all of these things put together. So much stress! But I’m tough and I never thought of quitting. I’m a woman and, of course, I had to show what I was worth… all of that and much much more.
Until that blessed day. I don’t know what happened to me. Maybe the universe sent me a clear message. Hey, pain in the neck! Stop feeding that stress that is killing you and breathe, breathe, Silvia, breathe. So I obeyed and I breathed.
And girls, there is nothing better than breathing. BREATHING for real, with tranquility and from head to toe, filling you up with energy.
I invite you all to practice breathing techniques; especially those of you who want to start with some change in your life. Breathing is the beginning… of all that is to come.