Breathe in, breathe out. This is not sleep. It’s the one time in your day that you can rest your bones, become heavy and weightless all at once. It’s the few moments that you can give yourself permission to let go completely. No more tension, no more worry, no more labels. In this moment, you are not a parent, a spouse, or someone’s child. You are not getting old, you are not too young. You are not your job or your gender or your responsibilities.

Here. In this moment, you are nothing but a body, and breath. Nowhere to go, nothing to see, no one to be. Just one breath at a time, letting yourself feel what it means to be alive. You are here.