As you’re breathing in slow, deep abdominal breaths, bring your awareness to the body, noticing points of tension, tightness, heat, cold, or neutralness. Slowly begin to expand your awareness to thoughts and emotions, noticing perhaps anxiety, sadness, worry, fear, fatigue, or neutralness. As you slow and deepen the breath, drop into the heart, allowing the breath to open the heart, while you’re scanning for body sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Acknowledge to yourself: I accept how I feel. I can be with what is. All things shall pass. My breath is my ally.