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365 Pause Practices – Day 43

 

One – to – One ~ NOW!

Quench Your Thirst for Connection

PAUSE

A sweltering St. Louis July afternoon, I
enter the State License Office. Need I
say more? I decide to Pause.

STEP BACK

Past experiences of License Office
delay tell me that I better get out of my
own way. In stepping back I can greet
this as a New Moment!

STEP ASIDE

I have now allowed room for a helpful way
to see this to enter my mind while
renewing my driver’s license. A lovely
woman standing behind a podium
greets me at the door with a friendly
smile. We sweaty customers crunch our
paper numbers in our waiting.

Fanning herself the woman behind the
podium blurts out, “Does anyone have
some water? I am so thirsty.” I respond,
“I’d give you my water bottle if I hadn’t
already drank out of it!” She changes
her mind, “I could sure use an iced tea.”

“How could I be truly helpful now?” I ask

LET INSPIRATION GUIDE

Inner Inspiration guides me to buy this
woman an iced tea when I swing into
Chipotle around the corner! I choose to
follow. The License line went
amazingly swift and so did the lunch line
at Chipotle. I get 3 iced teas – 1 for me
and 2 for her sweetened and unsweetened.

Twirling back into the License Office I
hand her the 2 iced teas. She is
surprised and truly grateful to have her
thirst quenched and she shared the
extra tea with a co-worker.

QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR CONNECTION.

PRACTICE THE PAUSE!

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365 Pause Practices – Day 42

 

B R E A T H E

Inhale Inspiration ~

Exhale Dissatisfaction ~

What do you do when you feel out of sync?

Just a twinge of dissatisfaction

gnawing beneath the surface?

It’s a summer afternoon walk and I’m feeling out of sync, head drooping down,
eyes staring at my feet as if they hold some enlightened solution to my discord.
With my next breath, I call upon Inspiration, the Pure Presence of Peace.
Scanning my emotions with radar accuracy assessing exactly what it is I am
feeling. I feel it, and I say out loud, “I feel dissatisfied.” Just a twinge of
dissatisfaction gnawing beneath the surface. What’s this about?”

I try to unscramble my emotional radar screen and decipher my dissatisfaction.
Clueless in my deciphering I lift my head and notice a BIG SIGN in the Protzel’s
Deli window that turns out has been there for 40 years which I’ve never seen
before (page 140 Yellow book).

My mind drops open as my eyes look upon an

ACTUAL, PHYSICAL SIGN

Taking up over 1/3 of the storefront window

The SIGN SAYS:

YOUR SATISFACTION IS

ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED!

The breath of INspiration in my laughter

DISSOLVES and EXHALES my dissatisfaction!

I find my Inspired Self

SEEING a BIGGER PICTURE IN which

my dissatisfaction LOOKS ABSURD.

Breathe INspiration for PEACE OF MIND

SATISFACTION WITH A GUARANTEE!

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 41

Laying My Gavel Down

Say someone has different opinions than me on a particular subject. I needn’t condemn that person. (Though that can be my first reaction!)

I have condemned and it’s very uncomfortable because when I condemn another, I condemn myself. With PAUSE I am practicing laying my gavel down before I hit myself in the head . . . WHOA!

THANKFULLY this “another/myself” deal works both ways.



When I inspire another,

I am inspired too.

As I bless another,

I bless myself.

Works Both Ways

As I am willing to see you with my Inspired Self, YOU are now INSPIRED, whether you know it or not because INspiration is shared.

IN AN UNFORSEEN MOMENT, now that you have been seen truly by me, you will be moved to look upon another truly – without baggage.

You still may not agree with this person’s views, but you agree to see them without your baggage and their baggage, in a pause, just as you would like them to see you.

Thus my willingness begins a



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365 Pause Practices – Day 40

YOUR INSPIRED SELF HAS ALL THE MOVES

We need no special place, no special time, no special circumstances to pause. If it’s one thing the cubicle heart ÷ mind has it’s

PLENTY OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

IT HAS circumstances and SITUATIONS and

PROBLEMS and TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

and SNAGS and TEARS and IFS, ands, and BUTS

RIGHT UP THE WAZOO!

TALK ABOUT A HEMORRHOID – OUCH!

page 231 Yellow Book

Prevent pains in the WAZOO

in any situation by simply saying,

“I am willing to Pause for Wisdom.”

CLICK > PAUSE > ACCESS YOUR INNER WISDOM

trusting there is a WISDOM within you ~

pause and wait and receive ~

a wise solution ~

wiser than you may be thinking

Lift Your Spirits & Someone Else’s?

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365 Pause Practices – Day 39

WITHOUT LIFTING A FINGER

I Can Be Truly Helpful

Without lifting a finger I can be truly helpful as I am willing to pause, step back from my me-character heart ÷ mind, and see you with my Inspired Heart ∞ Mind > my mind with the LIGHT ON.

The peace of Inspiration is naturally extended. Now I feel Inspired because I am receiving Inspiration in being willing to give IT.

I haven’t lost anything in my giving; there has been no

sacrifice of any kind because Inspiration is Infinite

there’s plenty to go around.

page 134

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Yearning for tacos I hop in my car and swing into the local Mexican eatery. It was a late lunch and clearly, the guy on the line had seen better taco days ~ can’t say I blamed him. I simply paused, looked at him with my Inspired Mind ~ I saw him as so much more than the tired taco guy ~ then he saw me, as more than just a woman wanting her tacos! Truly, we both felt seen. You know that feeling, right? A recognition of our common ground? We both smiled. Truly happy eating tacos topped with Inspiration.

I haven’t lost anything in my giving; there has been no sacrifice of any kind because Inspiration is Infinite there’s plenty to go around.
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365 Pause Practices – Day 38

Being truly helpful?

“WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?”

the cubicle self queries.

The only reason we ask this question when the INspired HeartMind is nudging us to wake up, is because we feel depleted and we are looking for something to fill us up.

ONE DAY we find ourselves no longer asking this question, “What’s in it for me?” We will be experiencing “What’s in it for me” in the moments of our being truly helpful (pg. 132-133).

Being the eyes, ears, hearts, hands, and feet of

~ Inspiration ~

WAKE-UP CALL – NOT me?

Have you ever not wanted to go to a social gathering, participate in a group of some kind, or lend-a-helping hand? I have.

Many years ago working as an occupational therapist in a hospital, I was part of a group with coworkers but decided to stop attending. A co-worker asked me what happened. I said, “Oh, I’m just not getting anything out of it.” To which in her good-natured way she replied, “Mary, maybe you’re supposed to be there for someone else.” My eyes were opened.

We experience, don’t we, an uplifting sense of spirit and purpose when we are present for others? Even if it’s in those moments of holding a door open, picking up something someone dropped, or showing up for an event and finding ourselves listening to a stranger sharing something, who needed someone to listen.



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365 Pause Practices – Day 36

Simple, Uncomplicated LOVE

I Paused For LOVE this afternoon because I had become aware of a “wall” in my mind that was interfering with helpful communication – both understanding and feeling understood. In the Pause, I pulled out my legal pad and wrote the words, “simple, uncomplicated love”.

I became aware of a layer of grief rising to the surface. Realizing then that this grief was from a past brokenness that had become a wall. I was surprised as I felt I had fully grieved this situation. I began to write,

What makes “love” so complicated is that I make it personal >

I love you, but I don’t love you. This isn’t LOVE.”

Then I received a gift of immeasurable delight. As I was grieving over what seemed irretrievably broken, I saw it to be sealed by LOVE, therefore incapable of being broken. In my mind’s eye I saw This Seal of LOVE over that which I grieved. A seal that cannot be broken, not a seal that we human beings think we need to try and fix or heal. The Seal of LOVE is Real LOVE and cannot be torn apart, hence it is in no need of repair. This is how LOVE is LOVE.

In my continuing pause, The Seal of LOVE wasn’t done with me yet. I saw how all of life, everything, and everyone are all held together by This Seal of LOVE. There is nothing we can do to change that. But I can change my mind about the “love” I misconstrue as Real LOVE.

It is my decision to turn away from the little love I make and turn towards This Seal of LOVE in whom I am received, heard, seen and whole. It is in This LOVE that the desolation of my wall is lifted and consolation takes its place.

In Real LOVE, we are not seen as unworthy pions,

but as one whom calls for LOVE

and LOVE responds.

In fact – and I can’t believe I am saying this – LOVE is impersonal. I’ve always hated when people said this because I feel LOVE so deeply. Impersonal is meant to mean that regardless of what we human beings do to one another – the atrocities we lay upon one another and the world, that are tragic in time – The Seal of LOVE remains in perfect Wholeness – FULLY and COMPLETELY INTACT. LOVE continues to love us no matter what and we can open to a personal experience of This LOVE.

Simple, Uncomplicated LOVE

Heals what I thought could not be healed,

Loves what I thought could not be loved.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 35

Pausing for Wisdom is easily applicable and

potentially beneficial

no matter what one’s point of view

How are we to know how our decisions, seeming large or small, will affect our own life and the lives of others? This is the point, we do not know everything and we are not expected to know everything. So, we can PAUSE.

In pausing and stepping back, awareness of ones’

Inspired Heart∞Mind can enter and Wisdom generously

shares a Bigger Picture showing us what can be

truly helpful in the grand scheme of things.

(pg. 18-19)



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A Detour – Another Road

I am in the kitchen cooking and watching the news. My eyes and ears light up when I hear a man being interviewed sharing his views. Out of habit I think, “Oh, here we go again.” Then, all of a sudden, I paused.

As he is speaking about how he sees things, something in my mind drops away – my pigeon-holing him. It is as if I am being taken on a detour away from how I see things so I can open to his perception which is very different from my own perception.

He becomes like a window and my inner sight begins seeing him in a deeper way. His shadow falls away, as my judgments fall away. I am now seeing beyond all of our differences.

My detour has taken me down Another Road and we are fellow travelers in this human condition. Though we may appear separate, we are alongside one another in this human condition as Inspiration walks alongside us.

In a few moments of pause, I saw how it is that he sees what he sees, and, how it is that I see what I see. I am grateful Wisdom set up a detour and I followed. Another Way gives hope that help is always available if I am willing to let LOVE sweep my mind of that which is not helpful.

Looking through this BIGGER WINDOW I will see where I am led from here.

Thank you my fellow traveler for sharing your experience.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 34

What a relief. What a relief to pause.

Pause instead of judge.

Pause instead of talk.

Pause instead of analyze.

The greatest obstacle to pausing is judging (pg. 70).

The Question Is This

We all judge. Before my judging begins or as I notice my judging is in full swing, I can be willing to Pause, Step Back, and ask inner Wisdom, “Who is it that is judging? My self-absorbed, self-centered heart ÷ mind or my mind aware of Love, Wisdom – my Inspired Heart ∞ Mind?

pg. 18

WHO DO I JUDGE THE MOST?

That’s easy. Me. We all have a love affair with judgment because we are having a love affair with our cubicle self – the me-character.

For example, Inspiration is guiding me to go to a particular place at a particular time to participate in something that brings me much JOY and nourishment. No brainer, right? No. Why? I feel obligated to be someplace else, doing something else at the same time. I can have a good experience there, but it is not where my Inspired Heart ∞ Mind is drawing me to BE.

So I “should” myself into being involved in a situation that doesn’t feed me the way the other does. “Shoulding” comes from judging myself as guilty if I do what I am INspired to do!

Thankfully, in a moment of feeling something’s gotta shift, I paused, reached a point of totally stepping back from judging myself, and The Voice for LOVE stepped in. LOVE was clear and succinct in directing me to do what I have been INspired to do because that is what is truly in my best interest! Not what I think I should do to try and please someone else. Which ironically, probably isn’t pleasing them anyway!!!

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