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365 Pause Practices – Day 63

 

Inspiration
Inspires A Sense of Ease

Ease dissolves mental & bodily tension

Above artwork by Mary Kirkou ~ Words from Pause Yellow Book

The Path of Least Resistance

This does not mean everything we are INspired to do will be easy; it
may be quite challenging and we will come upon obstacles and
difficulties, yet like a bird soaring through the trees we can stubbornly
crash into the tree forcefully attempting it to move or we can
remember “ease” and fly around the tree. What may appear to be a
circuitous path is a direct path into Peace (pg. 165).

 Apply a Mindset of EASE with Anything!

Ease UP!

Today I noticed I was rushing and wrestling with the laundry wanting to get on to the next thing causing myself tension. Why do we do this to ourselves? Is this how I want to use my energy? Do I want my mind all in knots just like wet clothes? NOOOOOO. I paused and said to myself, “Mary, slow down, you can do laundry with ease.”

NEED SOME EASE?

The Pause Practice is learned best when applied to some specific
daily task or communication because this is where
ego impatience and defensiveness dig its heels in!

Choose a task in which you get annoyed or a
person with whom you become defensive and use
Pause Practice shown below.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 62

 

Above artwork by Mary Kirkou ~ Words from Pause Yellow Book

7 Ways to Recognize Inspiration
in Your Everyday Life

When I am willing to Pause for Inspiration, I notice the stark contrast between dispiritedness and Inspiration.

Ease dissolves mental and bodily tension

Stillness overcomes inner and outer chatter

Moved into helpful action, away from unhelpful action

Wholeness, connectedness instead of a pile of disconnected parts.

Comfort finds its way in, so I can peacefully look at what’s making me uncomfortable

Lightening up helps with being productive; instead of being
wound up

My strongest strength is gentle, a letting go; not a push/pull

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7 Qualities of Inspiration

Ease

Stillness

Moving

Integration

Comforting

Effortlessness

Gentle Strength

UP & COMING

I will be sharing more about how we can practice being willing to let Inspiration provide for our health, wellbeing, and peace of mind in everyday life.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 61

 

The Power of Loving Myself ~

it’s the only way I will be able to love others.

The Power of Letting LOVE love me ~
it’s the only way I will be able to love myself.

Continued from yesterday’s “Words Can’t Be Unsaid”

What holds greater value to you: saying what is on your mind or minding
what is on your mind before it works its way to your lips? The words we
speak over ourselves or another can impale the spell of death or infuse
awareness of Life (pg. 20-21 Complementary Pause Yellow Book).

Are You Compassionate With Yourself?

Only your True Self can experience compassion and be compassionate
towards yourself and others as it is your True Self that extends the LOVE
that is the root of all true compassion.

True LOVE is Safe, Wise, Helpful, and Compassionate

You are not lacking in LOVE, and
LOVE is not lacking in you.
Yet, it is your choice to Pause and Let LOVE, love you.

In receiving LOVE you will become aware of the abundance of LOVE within you and within others.

Draw from this Abundance as you speak wise words over
others and yourself.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 60

 

Oops!

Pause Before I Say Something That

Can’t Be Unsaid

We’ve all been on both sides of this equation!

Something She Said

When I was a little girl, someone with whom I was very close, said something to me in the heat of a disagreement that I still haven’t forgotten. She said, “You’re just like _____. I knew she hated that person so I felt cursed somehow, if you will, hated by someone I loved.

It would be years later as I grew older and wiser that I understood her words came from fear – a very specific fear. Thankfully, I forgave her long ago which released me from any “curse” or any sense of separation from this person.

Something I Said

The other day Inner Wisdom helped me to remember something I said to someone years ago in a moment without a pause. As the words leaped out of my mouth, I knew it was a hurtful thing to say. I let them whirl out of my mouth anyway!

Two reasons Wisdom stepped in are to re-Mind me TODAY, to:

Pause before speaking unhelpful words as they come up in my mind.

and

To forgive myself so that I am not carrying this around, weighing myself down.

TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW!

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Forgive Yourself for What You Said.
Forgive Another for What They Said.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 59

 

Get Up On Your Horse and Ride

The Work Begins With You!

I was flooded with a passion to help and heal people. Then, Wisdom spoke, “The work begins with you! Eventually, you will be teaching people how to heal themselves and learning to heal yourself at the same time.”
“My immediate thought was:

“I hate to have to do self-work. It is so much harder because it requires discipline and commitment.”

WNYHOO – NOW!
World Needs YOUR Help 1:1 – Now!
Why “YOUR”?

ACCESS YOUR INNER WISDOM BY CLICKING ON CARD. PAUSE IS KEEPING IT SIMPLE.

Why YOU? Why Me?

This is not about Aunt Tootsie, coworker Mike, Uncle Penelope, your husband, wife, partner, friend, enemy, butcher, in-laws, or next-door neighbor changing.

How many times have you thought,
“SO and SO really needs to change.”

THE CUBICLE SELF

WANTS EVERYBODY ELSE TO GET THEIR DUCKS IN A ROW, GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER, STRAIGHTEN UP, SIT DOWN, DO THIS THAT WAY, DO THAT THIS WAY, ETC.

page 131

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YOUR HORSE IS WAITING!

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 58

 

Calling On Wisdom

The words I am hearing being spoken to me from Wisdom are,

“Calling On Goodness”.

We all can be willing to access Goodness. I am not moved to try and define “Goodness” because deep within, I imagine we all know what it is.

When The Pause Crew goes out into

the world to share and teach “How to Pause,”

we encounter Goodness.

What is being Spoken and Unspoken within you today?

Goodness Is All Around Us

Day of LOVE
Roosevelt High School
Senior Excited about Pause

Healing with Pause in Ferguson, MO

Pause Volunteers! Mass mailings to U.S. Congress and Inmates in Federal Prisons and MORE!

St. Louis Job Corp Training Ctr.
8-week Pause Graduates

Elementary School Counselor sharing Pause with students and teachers.

Elementary School Kids Reading Kids Can Pause and Parents Too! new book.

Pause For Goodness Practice

Today is a good day for Goodness.

I am willing to pause for Goodness.

Today is a good day for Goodness.

I am willing to step back so Goodness can step in.

Today is a good day for Goodness.

I am willing to recognize Goodness

in myself and others.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 57

 

art by Mary Kirkou

My Frame of Mind Needs A Change of Mind

TODAY I AM TEACHING WHAT I AM STILL LEARNING.

Awareness of my frame of mind and how it drives my doing.

Yesterday afternoon my frame of mind was getting the best of me, so I used The Pause 4 Decisions Practice to get into my right mind. As I was willing to experience a shift, I saw how in taking orders from my cubicle mind to, “Get it done” I had lost my Peace. My body was tense, I was probably holding my breath, my cubicle mindset was shoving me around with its boxed beliefs about what I must do, and the result was feeling like I just stepped out of the ring. As I opened to receiving Help, I became aware of a Peaceful Presence within; I simply needed to shift my focus away from warped thinking to this Peace. Peace is now my starting point for all doing. I will forget throughout the day, need to re-Pause, connect with Peace, and begin again. Pause is a Practice!

I am inviting you to practice Peace as well.
Together we can perform our daily operations with Peace.
I have already begun today and am glad I did. It may not be easy.
Pause says:

“Relax into it. Give thanks that you are not required to
operate in this world by your own strength.
It is not that you do not have strength, for you do,
thus to rely on something you call “strength” that you have
mustered up all by your lonesome, is not your real strength.
Strong are those who allow themselves to receive the help of Inner Wisdom.”

page 21 Pause Yellow Book

Inspired doing is to act with enthusiasm and fortitude that comes from LOVE; all other doing is self-fabrication. It’s true. Even doing the dishes in your own strength is to believe that the self you made up is more powerful and valuable than the Self you have been given.

page 21

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365 Pause Practices – Day 56

 

art by Mary Kirkou

Here is The Cubicle Mindset!

I don’t have what I want, what I do have is not what I want.
I want more of something like what I have, but a different
version of it that’s somehow better.
I can’t find what I want, but I’ll keep looking.
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WNYHOO – NOW! World NEEDS Your Help 1:1
WHY “NEEDS”?
“Do you think the world needs peace as much as you do?
Do you want to give it to the world
as much as you want to receive it.”
“The world needs help because we need help
and the only way we are going to get the help
we need is by helping the world
one-to-one!
Pause yellow book, pgs. 129-130

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You Want Chaos? I’ll Give You Chaos!

A Phone Conversation ~ From Chaos to Pause

I picked up the phone to convey some necessary information to someone and clarify
some things. The person on the other end suddenly becomes all emotional and
upset about what I see as a basic transfer of information, no big deal.

Chaos is erupting and my first impulse is, “You want chaos, I’ll give you chaos!” Then
I thought, “No, wait a minute, I have a tool to deal with this – The Pause!”

I begin practicing The Pause in my mind. As I do so, I let this person rant and rave
and notice I am choosing not to react; I am becoming more and more calm and
clear. As I become more calm, I address this person’s complaints with clarity and
reason. In a matter of a couple of minutes, this person begins calming down, I
answer their questions with clarity and convey the information I need to convey.

WHAT I LEARNED

Pausing for Inner Peace provides Wisdom that overcomes fear-driven
irrational thinking and emotional outbursts.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 55

 

art by Mary Kirkou

In October 2009 when I first received PAUSE, I received the words,

We all need training on how to be helpful.

The moment this thought was heard WNYHOO-NOW!

World Needs Your Help One – to – One – NOW! BEGAN.

A few moments down the road another thought was given,

“THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.”

DON’T THINK THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR HELP?

Such is the sorrowful saga of the cubicle self heart÷mind

who sees only its own reflections, hears only its own sighs.

“KNOCK, KNOCK,” says your Inspired Self.

“Who’s there?” says the cubicle self.

“IT IS I,”

“I who?”

“I AM your Inspired Self. Why are you looking for LIFE amid your own reflections, among the dead?”

As we pause to access Inner Wisdom,

on some level, it helps everyone access Inner Wisdom.

True Wisdom is always Safe, Kind, Wise, and Truly Helpful.

As I see and hear what is
happening between Russia and
Ukraine, I am sad and angry. I
choose to pause.

I welcome Inspiration, Wisdom,
and LOVE. I ask, “What can I
do miles away? How can I be
truly helpful? I feel at a loss.” I
pause to listen for an answer.

ANSWER: “Breathe. Let these
emotions not cloud your
judgment. It is right to pause for
those who are not pausing. It is
right not to linger in anger or
fear. The world has unleashed
its darkness.

But even in the greatest darkness,

there is an even Greater Light.”

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A mother and her two young
children are sheltering in a
subway. She says to the
journalist, “I never, ever
imagined this could happen.”

As I am humbly available to Inspiration, I am re-Minded,
guided to focus on my Higher
Mind and specific Wisdom to
follow:

That woman and her children
that I just observed on the
news, I can continue to pause
for them.

President Zelensky. I can
pause for him.

Putin, I can pause for him.

President Biden, I can pause for him.

All the people. I can pause for us.

What does this mean? I won’t
know for sure until I actually
follow the Wisdom and actually
pause!

I have begun my pausing, a
Peace wiser than war is with
me. Though I am not face-to-
face with these individuals, I
can still help in trusting This
Wisdom. I’ll keep you posted.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 54

 

art by Mary Kirkou

Rest In The Space

Hoping You Find This Practice Helpful

B R E A T H E

I am willing to experience my calm, quiet mind.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to get out of my own way.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to receive INspiration.

B R E A T H E

I am willing to Be Inspired.

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