The actual centering, however, has a long way to go. I can feel my breath and concentrate on my word for no more than six consecutive breaths. Of course, that shows how difficult this all is, because why am I even be counting? And why am I thinking my breath, not feeling it?
The grace in all of this is that I notice some shifts out in my world; a tad more concentration, observable patience, and some spirit led decisions. I am not discouraged; I will keep showing up.