God breathed the breath of life into Adam, the Psalms tell us that all animals live by the breath of God, and Jesus breaths on his disciples to give them the Holy Breath. Breath is holy. Sit for five minutes and breathe consciously. As you go throughout the day pay attention to the breaths of others and your own.

About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.