Breathing Underwater

If prayer is like breath for our souls, then in life we need to learn how to breath underwater.  As a mom, it can feel like my duties are overwhelming and a few minutes kneeling after Mass is a respite for my soul.  It can feel like I am swimming underwater and then coming to the surface and gasping for air, getting just enough and then diving into the deep again.  But when I am feeling this way, I know I need to adjust my perspective.  Yes, I need to have certain moments during the day of special kinds of prayer but,… prayer and life are not two separate things. We have to pray our life.  Our duties, our joys, sorrows, experiences all become prayer.  Or rather, we fill them all with the breath of God and they are given as prayer.  We have to learn to breath underwater.  We do not hold our breath in our chaos, our dinners, our work, our driving, our relationships, our maintenance, our shopping.  We find the oxygen underwater.  We find God in all of it.  We breath underwater.

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