Life is moving fast. Even in COVID times. I hear many people say that this has been a year to reflect, to slow down, to Be instead of Do. I have no doubt that was/is true for a lot of people, but I think that peoples’ experiences of 2020 are as varied as the shells on a beach. Tim and I were blessed in that neither of us lost our jobs; we actually have had the opposite experience – we have been super busy with work and multiple jobs. Busy to the extent that we have felt as if we have no time to slow down!
But, as I continue my dive into learning about what makes a Human Being thrive (not just survive), it’s become abundantly clear how important it is to Pause.
To Pause between the exhale and the inhale.
To Pause after moving your body in a new way to see what has shifted.
To Pause to appreciate THIS moment – this moment that will never Be again.
To Pause to notice the progress we have made and to appreciate the process and not get fixated by the destination.
To Pause and let your feet actually sink into the ground beneath your feet instead of skimming across the surface.
To Pause and notice before responding.
To Pause and notice that what you are thinking might not be true.
To Pause and widen your gaze, hear the leaves rustle, feel the breeze play with your hair, smell the wet earth.
To Pause and see what it’s really like to live from within a Human Body, not above it it or in front of it, but from within it.