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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.

~  ~  ~  

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 ~
Love. 

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
yourself,
Remember this:

I
AM
WORTHY 
OF A
PAUSE

Take off your boxing gloves
and
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365 Pause Practices Day 304

 

Being a Follower

By Natalie

For me, I ask, “who is this me-character that wants to be a Leader? A
Leader of whatwhom, and to where might I be Leading? And, why does
the idea of being a Follower seem like such a mindless endeavor to this
me-character”?

For some, the me-character shrinks from leading as it may think it isn’t
qualified. For others, the me-character can’t wait to lead in order to be in
control. Truth is, regardless of the ego’s motivations to lead or not to lead,
this me-character will never be able to fully grasp that FOLLOWING can be
the answer to seeing things clearly and with True Vision

When we Follow Inspiration Within,
we are leading.

When we Pause and quiet the chatter in our minds, we can LISTEN and 
FOLLOW this Wise Inner Guidance that knows what to dowhere to go,
and how to be Truly Helpful in the moment. 

We can TRUST this Wise Inner Teacher
to LEAD US as we choose to FOLLOW.

Shared from the Pause Golden Book, pages 65-66:

To follow is not to mimic. Follow Love and you will come to your fruition. It takes 
humility to follow, not stupidity; strength, not weakness. Humility is highly 
intelligent for it recognizes that there is a possibility that is more outstanding than
what appears at first glance. The Inspired Self leads well because it follows
WELL — it follows Inspiration Within. Follow with a one-pointed focus on the
Inside Track. A poor leader looks about to see what everyone in the cubicle wants —
the cubicle does not know what it wants. This leader now becomes a follower of
cubicle confusion. Now, a lost leader leads. Following Inspiration Within is a
lessening of one’s false self and a growing into one’s True Self. A true leader 
looks Within and leads you there — to the Within in you.

As you follow Inspiration Within, you are leading.
Who are you following?

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365 Pause Practices Day 303

 

Lowering Stress can Lower Inflammation

Shared by Natalie

Recently, I went to an all-day class titled, “An Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle”.
I was reminded about things that I probably already knew, about how
inflammation is necessary in the body to protect against infection and
injury, but when it becomes chronic it can cause disease. The instructor
went into detail about all the ways in which our tissues can become
inflamed through lifestyle choices. You know, the usual culprits: poor diet,
lack of exercise, and then of course, chronic STRESS just to name a few.
She stated that if you can’t remove a stressor from your life that it’s
important to manage your response by engaging in a practice to manage
stress.

Here were some of her suggestions: 

Meditation ~ Yoga ~ Art ~ Music ~ Deep breathing

…and I’m adding the PAUSE PRACTICE to the list!!

Just taking a moment to Pause when I feel stressed is Truly helpful.

Practicing the Pause Practice has helped me lower stress in my life because
it helps me experience my calm, quiet mind in the moment, so I can get
out of my own way, listen for my Inner Wisdom & Follow it’s guidance to a
peaceful response.  

By using the Pause Practice, I can experience Peace in my moment-to-
moment interactions, communications, relationships, situations,
circumstances, AND I might be able to Lower Inflammation!!

Pausing only takes a moment to do
and the rewards can be vast and long lasting!

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365 Pause Practices Day 302

 


Inspiration’s Peace Is Always Present,
Always Being Given

a saturday evening pause
sharing by mary

There are moments in which I may experience that inner Inspiration has
abandoned me. It may be a sense of isolation, boredom, or dispiritedness.
Hmm, where did Inspiration go? 

Even in those moments, hours, or sometimes days that we may experience
disconnection from this LIFE within and all around,
rest assured that Inspiration is always present, always being given.

Do you ever become unaware of Inspiration’s ever-giving presence?

These temporary moments, lapses in memory, 
are invitations to Practice Pause.
Just as I came across this autumn tree on a walk leaving me feeling
showered by LIFE,
we can come across inner Inspiration
in any ordinary moment,
restless hour, a
planned or unplanned day.
Inspiration is always revealing itself to us,
we need only accept that it IS possible.
Then see what happens.
Have a restful evening.
~  ~  ~  ~  ~
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365 Pause Practices Day 301

 

Shared by Tyler and Auggie with Aaron’s Chimney Service

We were at a job site and needed to place an 85-pound forced
ventilation fan on top of a chimney. We had to go up a 44-foot
ladder to get the part onto the roof and then crawl up the roof
to put it on the chimney for the unit to be done properly. As
we were carrying the part up the ladder, it kept getting caught
between the two houses and we became anxious.

 So, we Paused and asked for another way to move the
fan to the roof. A way that nobody got hurt and the fan
wasn’t damaged or lodged between the buildings.

Inner Wisdom directed us to change the location of the
individual that was on the roof. We relocated him to an area
where he could sustain the load from a different angle and this
change enabled us to carry the fan up the other side of the
ladder and not in between the two houses.

The change worked perfectly, and the fan was taken to
the roof without incident. We would not have thought to
put the man on the roof in that particular spot had we not 
Paused – Stepped Back – Stepped Aside – Followed Inner Wisdom.


Pause Golden Book page 39


PracticeThe Pause once a day to
stabilize awareness of Inspiration Within—this is a
suggestion. Mainly, just be willing to use The Pause whenever,
wherever, and with any communication, activity, relationship, situation, or circumstance.

Do not exclude anything just because you think you already
have it under control, it is not important enough, or
The Pause does not apply.
Inspired Help applies to everything and everyone. 

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365 Pause Practices Day 300

 

I Ask Myself,

What am I Waiting for?

Shared by Natalie

I really want to be open
to the Inspiration that is within me.
But, time and again, I stumble as 
I judge, get frustrated, distance, or avoid.
When this happens, I want to get back up
IMMEDIATELY
and ask Inspiration Within for Help to guide me.

What Am I Waiting For?

Inspiration Within Reminds me that
Reading the Pause for Inspiration card (below)
Helps me get Back on Track!

Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 8:
What Are You Waiting For?

The world to change without you changing?
Your life to change without you beginning
to choose to think, see, hear, touch and live differently?

Inspiration is ready
when you are willing.
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365 Pause Practices Day 299

 

Wednesday Window Into YOU


Whether Wednesday is a hump, bump, high, low, or simply one of seven days for
you, let what is left of this day be a window into your Inspired Mind.

What is your Inspired Mind wanting you to see today?
See from a new, wise perspective.

This photo is the physical window I peer through in the morning for a pause.
This morning I began with a simple phrase, “Come Inspiration.”
And it did, with continued pausing.

Your Inspired Mind is a Window patiently waiting for you to
be willing to look through it ~ and see anew.

Today I saw how I am free to choose how I see.
Free to choose how I see myself and my life.
I am free to receive Inspired decisions.
I am free to act on these wise decisions when and how I am guided.
The only thing stopping me is my old, unhelpful ways of seeing.

Seeing through the window of my Inspired Mind
gives hope, strength, and renewed vitality.
And this I can share.

YOU and YOUR LIFE ARE WORTH SEEING
WITH YOUR INSPIRED MIND ~
always safe, wise, kind, and truly helpful.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 298

 

shared by Lisa

When you find yourself standing in line
and waiting – for anything.

That moment when the machine you
are working on stops working.

When your concentration is broken for the
fifth time in less than five minutes by others.

The person you are talking to is controlling
or monopolizing the conversation.

When learning something new.

and the list goes on…

There are SO many times in our daily life when
we all need to practice a little patience.

But how does one experience patience?

Pause ~ Step Back ~ Step Aside ~ Let Wisdom Guide

Yes, that’s right, that is how one can experience patience!

The Pause Practice can be applied to any relationship,
communication, activity, situation, or circumstance. Your Pause
can take mere seconds, or you can take your time with it.

The choice is always yours as the patience of your Inner Wisdom is always available to you.


Pause Golden Book page 24

REST IN QUIET PATIENCE

Patience is not something the cubicle mind understands. It

boxes patience up within its time frame. Okay, it says, I will be

patient for 5 minutes, but that’s all! The cubicle self is incapable

of patience, real patience. So the direction to “Rest in Quiet patience”

is given. Unrest is the nature of the noisy cubicle mind, thus it lacks patience. Rest is the nature of Quiet. Be with Quiet.

Find patience here.

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365 Pause Practices Day 297

 

Can Inner Wisdom Screw Things Up?


Sharing by Mary


Yesterday (and today, so far) I paused and followed my inner Wisdom.
Wow, what a glorious day!!! How come I don’t do this more often?
lol lol.

Hesitant to follow my inner Wisdom because I wanted a really good day 
and what if my inner Wisdom screwed that up? I was willing to give it a shot.

I asked inner Wisdom, “Where should we eat lunch?”
We had a splendid lunch sitting outside on a gorgeous Autumn day.
The service had some snags in it, but I remained peaceful and content.

I asked inner Wisdom, “Where shall we go next?” I had planned
to go home and go for a walk! Instead, I got home and:

> felt this strong pull to begin cleaning, organizing, and rearranging
the furniture in my office! Really? Today? Now?

> the pull of my inner Knowing was gentle, and inquisitive, as my eyes gazed
at my office pondering the possibilities. Without thinking I simply
began moving stuff around.

I didn’t push myself to complete the task, rather when I felt an inner Wisdom
nudge to go for a walk, I did.

> Upon returning, Wisdom moved my body into action continuing with office
reorganization letting my creative energies flow.

> In mid-action, I was moved to stop for the day and have dinner.

I DID NOT ASK INNER WISDOM, “What shall I eat for dinner?” BECAUSE I
WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO A BOWL OF CHILI ALL DAY!!!
While heating the chili, I noticed I was being moved away from eating chili and
towards cashew butter on a toasted waffle with a bowl of healthy cereal. That
was a wise decision. Probably avoided a night of indigestion.

EVEN WITH THE SEEMING SMALL STUFF THAT
YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE JUST FINE ON YOUR OWN 
Your Inner Wisdom is worth a pause as it has your
best interests in mind.

INSPIRATION REVEALS ITSELF IN
WAYS WE MIGHT NOT HAVE
IMAGINED!

IT EXPRESSES ITSELF THROUGH US
IN WAYS WE DIDN’T KNOW WERE
POSSIBLE …

INSPIRATION IS NOT SOME FUFU,
ETHEREAL, OUT OF SIGHT, ZONED
OUT, TRIPPED UP, ARTSY, PSYCHIC, OUTER SPACE,
UFO THINGAMAJIGGY…….. IT IS ACCESSIBLE
TO YOU RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW AND IT’S FREE!!!

YOU CAN GET A FULL FREE REFUND IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Pause Golden Book, page 214

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 296

 


when you get yourself all tangled up in knots, remember that
you are

Already Free


remember?


It is already happening.
You are already free.
Pause for Inspiration.
Be Willing to Receive Inspiration.
Listen.
Respond.
Follow Inspiration.
Now,
Give Thanks.

Pause Golden Book, page 353

~   ~   ~

I am already free,
I need only remember.
I pause to remember I am already free.
I step back to remember I am already free.
I step aside to remember I am already free.
I follow inspiration to remember I am already free.

Untangled,
Mary

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