Loosening My Grip ~
Choosing Pause, Letting Lightness In ~
Feeling bogged down? Maybe by all the to-dos, situations, relationships, the
state of the world, or perhaps your own thinking? I realized this morning that it
is less about all I have to do and more about
how I approach all of the to-dos.
Asking, “How am I approaching time and space?”
In a pause, I remembered I can approach today with pausing as it is in a pause that I find a lightness ~ I can access feeling lighter.
In the movement studies I have engaged in and still practice and teach, one of the qualities of movement is “lightness”. Today, as I am feeling bogged down with to-dos and the thoughts I tell myself about the to-dos, I have decided to practice pausing as a way to approach the to-dos and the actual doing so I can begin to experience
a sense of lightness that all pausing brings
I am recognizing that the first place to begin is to allow the thoughts in my mind to pause so they can
become lighter; now I am experiencing my thoughts as if they are clouds, gentle breezes, or cotton balls.
This is a stark contrast from gripping, holding onto, attaching myself
to my thoughts.
I am also allowing a pause to open to a sense of lightness in my body;
pausing for lightness in my hands
pausing for lightness at the base of my skull
pausing for lightness in my face
pausing for lightness in my heart
pausing for lightness upon my shoulders
all can become lighter
with my simple thought of pausing
aggressive attachment is replaced with lightness, peace of mind
. . . to-dos are still getting themselves done
not saying this is easy today, but even my willingness
to be aware that I have a choice is better than the alternative