This quote seems very fitting then:
"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to
take hold of your mind again."
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
I have fallen victim to a scattered mind in recent days, and many times throughout my life. Most of my life really. Continued effort and daily practice are helping me make some progress on this mind unifying work, but I still have plenty of room for improvement.
Too often I forget that part about breath as bridge. Breathe in. Breathe out. Slow down. I can try to prevent the scattering in the first place, but also be more aware of when it has already happened.
It reminds me of that line--"Stop the world, I want to get off." Too much scatter leads to such a feeling. More unifying thoughts needed.
Practice makes progress possible. Breathe in. Breathe out. Proceed.