365 Pause Practices – Day 170

 

Nonsense, Fufu, Pollyanna B.S.

Fortune Teller Trickster

I can hear some people thinking, “These Pause emails are a bunch of nonsense. Wake up to the real world honey!” I understand that perspective. After all, that reflects the status quo woe of the cubicle mind feeling trapped in the darkness of a prison of its own making; desiring success as the world sees it, control freak, victim mentality, me wins-you lose stance etc.

This, I assure you from personal experience, is hell. 

I recall one particularly hellish day about 25 years ago. DROWNING IN MY CUBICLE MIND, not at all being a shopper, I went shopping to try and escape hell. Let’s just say, shopping is a temporary jailbreak while still in hell.

While thumbing my way through the clothes racks, some fanatic probably with good intentions sneaks up behind me and begins trying to sell me his story about how I am going to hell if I don’t see things how he sees things. Little did he know who I was, what I believed or not, or what was coming.

The Wicked Witch of the West climbed out from my cubicle mind, gave him that look, and said, “I’m in hell!” Frightened out of his pajamas he scurried to return to a woman appearing to be his personal go-to-hell trainer.

That’s what the cubicle mind is!
Your personal go to hell, stay in hell trainer.

The Real World Is More Real Than We
May Think

I can understand why some do not gravitate towards the reality of LOVE being present with us now, the practicality of WISDOM, and the usefulness of PEACE in everyday life, yet! 

I was once one of these. Meaning, even though I have always experienced the reality of Something Way More than this body- world ladder of success, get with the program routine, I wondered what this Way More experience had to do with my striving to pay the bills, excel in my work, get healthy, get through the day.

Something Way More and the demands of daily life never seemed to be on the same page!
I had to read two completely different “newspapers” to keep the dance going one foot in one world, the other in another

Eventually, this split me in half. OUCH! Yes, OUCH mentally, OUCH emotionally, OUCH physically, OUCH relationally, and let’s just say that everyday life required a lot of band-aids! I suffered on all levels

UNTIL I PAUSED

Practicing The Pause in my daily life gets me dancing One Sane Dance with both feet in. I fall from grace now and then, but grace scoops me off my feet carrying me across the rough patches, gently setting me back down and encouraging me to pause for Inspiration, again.


EACH DAY I AM MORE APPRECIATIVE OF HOW PRACTICAL, USEFUL, and DARN RIGHT HELPFUL the 4 STEPS OF THE PAUSE PRACTICE IS.

Because in the pause is the
Peace I seek, 
the healing I need, and
the Love of which I am worthy.

 

 

 

 

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