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Consolation in Grief

Finding The Pause in your mind is a reliable practice for “being with” whatever you are experiencing so as not to push away, project or deny your inner experience. Acceptance of an experience of pain and suffering lends itself to consolation, leaving you free to live the next moment. Pause, Step Back, Step Aside and Let Inspiration Guide . . . these are “The 4 Decisions”.

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Encounter Love

Your True Self is true because it is not focused on this me-character. Looking at one’s me-character is helpful until it is not helpful. We often try to fill the void of self-absorption by focusing more on the self (the ego) which can increase the experience of being self-absorbed and empty. Take your focus off of your self and open to encountering the presence of Love in another. Now, where’s that void?

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Inspiration Works at Work!

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Bo and Craig paused and decided it is a better work day when they are willing to Pause, Step Back, Step Aside and Let Inspiration Guide! Why not Pause? You just might have one Inspired thought that changes how you see things and people and yourself differently.In business it can mean the difference between a satisfied customer or a dissatisfied customer, a deal or no deal. It can be the difference between hating your job and enjoying your job. Working in the Pause! Try it and see for yourself.

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Miracle Sighting at St. Marys

Oh, the things Inspiration shows us when we are willing to see.

Hard to believe that this felt like the first time I may have truly seen my mother. I think my mother looked into my eyes and truly saw me many times in my life, but I looked away. And when we look away from LOVE, we don’t see what is truly there to see. And when we look away from Inspiration, we miss out on being seen truly.


  • “Let your mind be a clean slate” is the point of pause at the end of the 2nd of The 4 Decisions:  “The decision to get out of my own way.”
  • Is there someone today who could use for you to see them truly? Are  you willing to be seen truly today?
  • The 4 Decisions is a practice in being willing to see and be seen. Such is “in-sight”.

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    Pause For Cardinals and Cancer

    Nothing stops this woman!


    La Verne Holliday has been facing the challenges of cancer for 10 years. No matter what, La Verne finds the strength present in the Inner Pause to step out for Cardinal’s home baseball games as a vendor at the corner of Tucker and Clark in downtown St. Louis. A former well known jazz radio host, La Verne now finds herself selling water, cracker jack, and other goodies, all to make ends meet. She is a true inspiration to John and I and to other customers who pause long enough to see her, listen to her and in their own way extend a helping hand.


    La Verne knows something about life that many of us don’t. She knows through direct experience the immense wherewithal available to us if we are willing to open to Inner Inspiration. La Verne’s presence caught our eyes and hearts the first time we met her all dressed up in red cheering on the Cardinals. She had a light about her, she knew this light in her and she was not afraid to share it! You get a lot more than baseball game munchies when you make a purchase from La Verne – you get a light!


    This video is from the summer of 2014. La Verne’s health has declined significantly since then. Yet, when I called her the other day she was still wanting to get to her corner and as she says, “serve my customers,” oxygen tanks and all! So, some of us folks have been chipping in to help La Verne, with our time, money, and setting up and taking down her stand.


    Would you like to help La Verne? Is there a “La Verne” where you live?


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