I had a teacher once who liked to say that the Power is in the Pause. She was so right.
Because what do Pauses do?
They create space.
There are little pauses and bigger pauses. Each breath we take includes pauses. Little ones--the pauses just before we inhale and before we exhale. When you breathe, can you feel those pauses? That short, in-between space before the next thing- before the next inhale or the next exhale. Powerful sensation, that pause, that little piece of space before the next thing . . . if we take the time to feel it.
Then there are bigger pauses. Pauses in the midst of your day perhaps. Meditative pauses. Pauses to feel into your senses. Pauses to check in with yourself and inquire into what you need. Pauses when you intentionally step back, let go of the routine, and invite rejuvenation.
This month I'm taking the Pause. My pause will come as I'm finishing up my yoga therapy certification. My family will return to our traditional vacationing spot--Chincoteague, right on the tip of the Eastern Shore. Where migratory birds take respite from their journey. Great Egrets. Blue Herons. Where the famous ponies graze. Where the beach sits on a marshland wildlife refuge and occasionally we are lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking by or pelicans diving for their next meal. Where my boys take in the surf and I take in the blue expanse of the sea.
I always feel so spacious, sitting on that beach, listening to the crashing of the waves and watching that ebb and flow. It is a great place to Pause.
That space, that Pause. Clarity. Creativity. Vitality. Renewal.
I wish you beautiful Pauses this month.
Care for yourself and be well.
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