Monday, January 10, 2011

Contemplative Monday

I've been reading Taking The Leap by Pema Chodron. It is a tiny book/guide to help us realize and experience the benefits of taking time out to stop or pause what we are doing; and, in the process, freeing ourselves from old habits and fears.

She says: "Pausing is very helpful in this experience. It creates a momentary contrast between being completely self-absorbed and being awake and present. You just stop for a few seconds, breathe deeply, and move on. You don't want to make it into a project...........In the middle of just living, which is usually a pretty caught-up experience characterized by a lot of internal discussion with yourself, you just pause."

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