365 Pause Practices Day 305
Practicing Pause Is Not a Boxing Match
are you punishing yourself?
Shared by Mary
I can get so caught up in the cubicle self – whether it shows up as me or
someone else – that I reach the end of my rope!!! Can you relate?
We are worthy of LOVE and this isn’t LOVE.
Using PAUSE is NOT:
Pausing to take a Defensive Stance,
Stepping Back to Plan My Next Punch,
Stepping Aside to Watch My Opponent Swing in
Midair Losing Their Balance, and
Letting My Cubicle Self Be the Referee In
My Communications, Relationships, and Situations!!!
The cubicle self battles itself.
Your Inspired Self is WISE in its
Stepping Aside and Letting Inspiration Guide.
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Pause Golden Book page 66 Tells the Story of:
NOT A BOXING MATCH ~ WHAT CHANGES the SCENE?
You can take your gloves off because there are not two of you in the ring; a
cubicle self in one corner and an Inspired Self in the opposite corner fighting it
out. No one is standing over some poor guy lying on the ring floor giving him
ten seconds to get up or go down in defeat. No referee is shaking the arm of
the winner in the air declaring him the reigning champ.
The cubicle self is its own punching bag.
Like a mad dog, it just keeps coming back for more, dazed, and
confused. Oh, it may have on shiny new trunks and be
smiling ear to ear, but it is still dazed and confused.
The cubicle self is a glutton for punishment; self-punishment.
Your Inspired Self is seated comfortably in the front row and is
clearly aware of the cubicle self boxing with itself in its boxed-up world.
Your Inspired Self sees and throws one thing into the ring that
changes the whole scene ~
The cubicle self does not lose so much as it is gradually released from
its duties as you are willing to be released into Love.
So, take off your boxing gloves, give up your cubicle corner in the ring.
Step out of the cornered cubicle self.
You are a perfect match for your Inspired Self.
Whenever you notice that you
are in the ring fighting with