25 May Pause | May 2023
The Power of a Pause
Do you pause?
That is, do you take a moment for yourself?
Here are some possibilities.
This can be a moment of mindfulness. Or it can be a brief meditation.
For example, while waiting for something (such as your turn in line), you could think, “Breathe in. Breathe out.” while breathing in and breathing out.
Benefit: You convert waiting to healing.
If you spend much of your day sitting, pause to move every 10 or 20 minutes.
For example, you could walk for a minute. Or you could could stretch. Or you could stand up and then sit down.
This movement will improve your thinking.
And the detachment from your work may lead to a new idea.
Benefit: You attend to physical well-being throughout the day.
In this case, reflect on life.
For example, you could ask yourself questions, such as:
Why am I here?
What do I need?
How can I help?
And so on.
By the way, if you need a question, try: What question would help me?
You may find it useful to write lists of answers to these questions (because life is a multiple-answer test).
And you may notice that your answers change as you travel through time. So it’s useful to ask these questions again, and again, and again.
Benefit: You gain greater control over the choices that define your life.
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation