For a New Breath of Air

 In Arete, Comics

Breathing. I am always amazed at how good it feels. Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath. I’ve been focusing on my breathing more-so recently than I have in the past, and it has an instant effect on my state of mind. Much as petting a dog instantly soothes the troubled mind, focusing on a deep breath (for me) can calm the bombardment of anxieties that rush my¬†psyche.

I’ve also found that taking a break from a physical location seeminly associated with anxieties (e.g. work cubicle/workstation) can break the cycle of being in one’s own head.

We may not be able to “soar aloft” like the Silver Surfer when needing a mental reset or rest from the fickle inconsistency of humanity, but there’s a true benefit of walking outside for a “new breath of air.”

I must soar aloft...
Fantastic Four #123

Published: June 10, 1972
The supremely powerful Galactus has threatened all of Earth with total annihilation unless his former space herald, The Silver Surfer, rejoins him once more!

Penciller: John Buscema
Dialogue: Stan Lee
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Jon Costa
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