365 Pause Practices – Day 168


Being Truly Present
An Experience shared by Natalie, a Pause Crew Member

The other day I was standing at the sink washing my hands
when this truly peaceful feeling came over me.
I realized that I was experiencing a feeling of
being completely in the present moment.
I don’t know how to properly and fully describe it with words.
It was just in that moment
I found myself simply standing right where I was,
doing only what I was doing, washing my hands.
 My mind wasn’t revisiting past events
or feeling anxious and nervous about the future.
I was just there, nothing more. 
It is true that our minds may be a million miles away
and thinking through a million different things
as we go about our simple daily tasks.
We may rarely be truly present.

Pausing Helps Me to Be Present

I’m grateful for my daily Pause Practice.
It can be a moment-by-moment decision to Pause
depending on where I am or what I’m doing.
Pausing reveals my peaceful Inner Self
and I’m experiencing this more and more as a result.





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