Take a breather
Chronic pain can be so very personal and
intense that we begin to feel isolated from others. This exercise can expand your awareness, transforming isolation into compassion, connection, and a sense of purpose. Slowly inhale and exhale a few times,
letting your breath be like a cool sorbet, cleansing your mind and creating some space in your activity. Close your eyes and think about other people you know who are also living with chronic pain. Begin to expand that awareness; consider all the people in your city, your state, your country, and the world who have daily pain. On your next inhale, imagine gathering them all together. As you exhale, imagine breathing out relief, spaciousness,
loving kindness, and fresh potential.