What is a pause?
A pause is when something ceases just for an instant or two….
Life’s intermission, a stillness between two moments…
When things are calm, quiet, floating, an instant in which we can restore and refresh, a suspension of life’s play
When we allow ourselves to loosen our grip on life and be free, for freedom is our destination
Freedom from all pain, tension, fatigue, worries and sadness
How often do you pause? Really pause?
Sometimes the most important things in a day are the pauses between your breaths and the spaces between your thoughts.
I invite you to…..
Pause – to take a deep breath
Pause to arrive.
Pause to settle.
Notice the pauses sitting between the breaths
In your imagination, pause to look around you and be aware
What can you see in your imagination. What can you remember at this moment?
What do you see, hear and sense around you?
Pause to hear the sounds around you. Is it the sound of the breeze, birds chirping, dogs barking, children laughing, distant conversations, walls gently creaking, music softly playing, the puttering of a candle, distant planes, the beating of your own heart or the sound of your own breath….
Or just pause to take a deep, quenching breath….
and to listen o…
The body whispering it’s messages
Does your body need rest?
Sometimes we just sit in the pause awaiting the arrival of the next breath
Sometimes we lengthen the pause just to cherish the moment of stillness
We need to pause to learn, to know, to grow
Pause to be still
Pause to be a ‘human’ just ‘being’
A human being……
x Annemaree x
‘Pause’ features on the meditation App ‘Insight Timer’. Pause
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