Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inhale, Exhale

Often times we get so caught up in life we fail to stop and simply take a breath. 

I recently saw this interesting sermon on breathing and the name YHWH also known in English as Yahweh. 
The speaker spoke so sovereignly on how each of the letters, YHWH were like breaths when pronounced properly since there are no vowels in the Hebrew language. The speaker then mentioned that we take twenty-six thousand breaths a day and that we were designed to breathe from our stomach's, not our chest. If we were to do just that we would actually be getting an astounding 90% of our energy from our breathing.

This stuck with me and has been a thought I have meditated on for the past couple of weeks.

Interestingly enough a professional photog that I admire recently wrote a blog on forgetting to breathe, again such a captivating idea taken from scripture but in a different light, 
Romans 8:5-6: Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. the mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

She added the sentiment saying how she wanted to breathe in life and peace. 

I having been completely engulfed in life's daily activities, have been forgetting to just stop and breathe. So tonight I decided to take a moment and do so while trying to finish up my mile high to-do list and realize that the list is only a list and time and perspective are what matters. 

Tying this back into photography I realized that every moment that I so adore capturing, special or everyday, is a breath; its a moment that we have now to cherish.  

One of the most breath-taking and yet overwhelmingly peaceful moments thus far in my life has been the moment I got to experience is this-- 


  1. SO true - it's so important to take moments to stop and just breathe - to just marvel in the simple things that God has given us. Breath being one of them!

    Children remind me to stop and smell the roses because everything is new and exciting to them. Even the little things that no one else notices.

  2. I completely agree that kid's are so amazing in that way :)