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365 Pause Practices Day 295

 

The Purpose of LOVE

Sharing by Mary

Today as I practiced Pause For LOVE, the part of the practice on
LOVE OTHERS served as an answer to an inner question.
In the Pause, I was guided to Love and to do so by calling a specific friend
at that moment. She answered the phone and neither of us even had to say
hello. It was as if we were both waiting to connect so we could
love one another.

Afterward, I went to pick up lunch. The man taking my lunch order and I asked
one another, “How are you today?” As we paused to truly answer that
question, rather than blurt out an off-the-cuff, “Fine”, in mere moments
Love was
extended through each of us.

I would venture to say that in both of these encounters each of us experienced
the purpose of Love because we let Love be extended through us.

Here is Inspiration I received 13 years ago! It’s still valid today.

 REAL LOVE is experienced through your True Nature,
as you LET LOVE LOVE YOU.

If you want to experience LOVE’s practical, useful purpose in your life:

LET LOVE GIVE LOVE AWAY THROUGH YOU

Let Love work for you in your life
by giving Love to others.
You will see the practical purpose of giving this Love,
once it is given.
Until then, Love feels incomplete.
Until then, Love’s purpose remains a mystery.
Love is complete when shared.
Love serves Its purpose when extended.

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365 Pause Practices Day 294

 

Pause Golden Book pages 173-174

Inspiration extends compassion, meaning it has a desire to help.
It helps us by walking with us as a Dear Friend and reminding us of
true compassion; our desire to love, to be loved, and to experience love

Shared by Lisa

The other day I had a tree cut down and ended up with a squirrel
nest that had babies inside! As I started to freak out about
what to do with the baby squirrels, I paused.

I paused and asked for help with what to do –
leave them or intervene further. My Inner Wisdom was quick
to suggest contacting an expert and seeking their advice
and not wasting time researching what to do!
[which is exactly what my cubicle mind wanted to do! lol]

I contacted several wildlife rescues and was told that baby
squirrels with their eyes still closed cannot regulate their
body temperature and can die from hypothermia. So, I dug
through the nest and found two babies: eyes closed,
mostly furred, not too warm or active, but healthy looking.

Okay, now what?

I paused again and heard to take them to a professional for
evaluation. I did and it turns out the momma squirrel was
doing an excellent job – they were healthy. With the goal of
reuniting the family, I wrapped the babies in a towel with warmers
underneath and placed them in a box at the base of the tree.

I checked on the babies every half hour that morning and well
into the afternoon. At the midafternoon check, I saw a corner of the
towel that was covering the babies was a little disturbed and upon
further investigation, I found the box was empty! The momma had
found her babies, accepted them, and relocated them safely!

I am so glad I PAUSED and FOLLOWED my Inner Wisdom!

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365 Pause Practices Day 293

 

Trusting the Big Picture

Shared by Natalie

Sometimes the little details can keep my attention and distract me from the
bigger picture. It seems that there are things in life that may grab our 
immediate attention and then we can get stuck in the details,
can’t we? 

  • Relationship Woes
  • Problems that need “Solving”
  • “Big Decisions” to Make
  • Waiting for Final Exam Results or Results of a Health Test

What would happen if we decided to Pause in moments such as these? What
if we Stepped Back and DECIDED to calm our rapid-fire thoughts that may be
full of worry and concern? What if we took a deep breath *right now* and 
DECIDED to invite Inspiration Within to Help 
Guide us away from the details, so we could see the
Bigger, more Vast View of the situation? Doing this has definitely helped me
in the past to experience a sense of peace, calm, safety, and overall ease
regardless of the outcome. 

When we Pause, Step Back, and Invite Inspiration Within to help,
we can choose to see the Big Picture in our Relationships
CommunicationsActivitiesSituations, and Circumstances

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Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 31:

What if you were to trust
This Unlimited Wisdom Within?
How about trusting this
Big Picture Knowing
who is reliable in seeing the Whole
You are not outside of This Knowing
nor is This Wisdom outside of you.
If Knowing were on the outside
it would not be Knowing;
the Whole Nature of Knowing
is that it rises up on the inside of you — 
LET IT.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 292

 

Your True Nature
IS
Your Inner Sunshine

sharing by mary

I have experienced True Nature days, so I know they are possible.

In fact, they have been my most productive, joyful days in the world.

Unlike the cubicle nature, our True Nature is quite the creative
being and the Spirit of creation is Prolific, Gifted, Inspiring, and
never runs out of ideas. Inspiration shows up when I least
expect it, I get rest and I give with gratitude and receive
with a deep sense of absorbing peace.

OUR TRUE NATURE HEALS.

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU FOCUSED ON DEEPENING YOUR AWARENESS OF YOUR TRUE NATURE?

HOW DID YOU FEEL?

WHAT THOUGHTS CAME INTO YOUR MIND?

HOW DID YOU RELATE TO OTHERS? 

Pause Golden Book, pgs. 347~348

Practice Your True Nature 

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share a Pause card. Give as a birthday card, hand to a
receptionist, leave in a coffee shop, include with holiday gifts . . .
people are waiting for your True Nature to re~Mind them of their
True Nature! Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 291

 

self ~ importance

roadblock to true happiness

shared by mary

When we hear the word “humility”, we often misunderstand it to mean:

> let people walk all over me

> get used to being the victim

> keep your mouth shut, don’t say anything

> don’t interrupt by asking questions

> my life is of no importance . . . stay in the background

. . . add your own to the list

Humility is the relinquishment of who you think you are or should be, 

in exchange for who you absolutely are (your Inspired Self) and

will always be! (Pause Golden Book, page 34)

Recently, while pausing about “humility” and asking

inner Inspiration to show me what true humility is

and how to be more humble, a flash of awareness

suddenly came into my vision.


I saw clearly how my desire for

“self-importance” is the cause of so much of the

dissatisfaction I can experience in my life,

relationships, and the daily grind!

This “me-character” or “self” can look to all kinds of “good” to do in the world,
“important” positions to assume, and titles to aspire to, all to achieve its goal of
self-importance. Our work, words, and actions can appear selfless and even
have our good intentions behind them. Yet, this “self” is a trickster. Not
because it’s a bad person in need of reform, but rather because the self
experiences itself as less than, or unworthy. UNWORTHINESS becomes the
force that drives us. Then the self thinks it must
do something to achieve worthiness
in its own eyes and in the eyes of others!
Yet, none of what this self does is ever enough.

self~importance is a roadblock to living your truly
Inspired Life ~ the Life that’s already in motion for you, but maybe you
have decided to “sit this one out”???

Do you experience???

> boredom, workaholism, taking offense to what others say to you?
> a need for everyone’s approval, and special attention?
> desire for accolades and being held in esteem?
> need to have followers, likes, & views on social media?
> overly concerned with your reputation?
> bouts of arrogance thus putting others down?
> feeling like others are bossing you around when they’re not?
> inability to truly receive positive or constructive feedback?
> taking on too much
> obstacles to closeness in relationships?
. . . I could go on, and on, and on

It’s a horrible trap.

I imagine you know to what it is I am speaking, right?
No shame, blame, or guilt, rather, simply recognize
that “self-importance” is part of the human condition.

What Is The Way Out of self~importance?

I am not going to answer this question for you. 
I urge and encourage you to Practice The Pause for the answer.
The tricky part of self~importance is we believe it will bring the
PEACE of MIND and SATISFACTION we seek. 

It won’t.

PAUSE IS AN INVITATION to humble this self to LOVE.
Place your concerns in the hands of Inspiration who will
graciously receive them. Your Inspired Self wants to help you.
Take your hands off.

Empty your hands.
Let go.
(Pause page 34)

Immense relief is the gift I receive when I recognize self~importance and the
distress it is causing and then Pause and focus on

Letting LOVE love me.

In This LOVE I don’t need self~importance.
LOVE HAS LANDED and WISDOM FOR HOW TO LIVE THIS MOMENT WITH IT!

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 290

 

Smoothie LOVE

the business of a pause

shared by mary

Last week I’m at our local OR
JUICE & SMOOTHIE and the
customer ahead of me was
being impatient. I reached into
my purse, pulled out a
PAUSE FOR LOVE PRACTICE card,
and shared it with the owner after
ordering my smoothie.

As he perused the card he exclaimed,

“Wow, this is great! We sure
need this in the world today.”

Swung into OR JUICE &
SMOOTHIE today and look
what I saw!

Ordering an amazing veggie
burger I see our
PAUSE FOR LOVE CARD IS
TAPED TO THE WINDOW
IN FRONT OF THE CASH
REGISTER SO
EVERYONE CAN SEE IT!

This business owner
wasted no time!

(My next step is to ask if he’d be open to having Pause cards
on the counter for customers to grab)


Today, I am grateful for the numerous business owners who look at a 
Pause Practice card, see its value, and are willing to
apply PAUSE with their work, share it with employees, and
share Pause with their customers.

Michael M. in the Automotive Industry says:

“It is very refreshing on the 40 minute drive into work to listen
to the Pause cd’s before 10-12 hours of stress and anxiety at work.”

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 289

 

Sunday Afternoon Pause

shared by Lisa


Let this afternoon be an opportunity to Invite a Pause. 

~  ~  ~  

Are you looking for another way to approach certain situations?

Are you finding communication in a relationship difficult?

Are you experiencing a mental block at work, starting a new project, or beginning a new venture?

~  ~  ~  

If so, scroll down and take a Sunday afternoon (or evening) Pause.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 288

 

Access Code is Willingness

by Natalie

Being WILLING to quiet my busy mind has been the key for me to
hearing Inspiration Within. In my experience, the quieting part is an
ongoing moment-by-moment process of WILLINGNESS to Pause
for my calm, quiet mind. My WILLINGNESS is fueled by my desire to
Pause, Listen, and Follow this Inspired Guidance that is Within me. Little
did I know that the Access Code was within me all along!



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Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 197:

YOUR INSPIRING SELF HEART AND MIND IS NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU —

IT IS YOU.

THE ACCESS CODE IS — WILLINGNESS.

SO, HOW DO YOU

EXPERIENCE INSPIRATION WITHIN?

OPEN HEART, WILLING MIND, RELEASING PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS, and THOUGHTS OF UNWILLINGNESS.

SO MANY TIMES WE DECIDE AHEAD OF TIME IN OUR MINDS

WHAT SOMETHING LOOKS LIKE, TASTES LIKE, IS GOING TO FEEL LIKE, OR SOUND LIKE, ALL BASED ON PAST EXPERIENCE.

REMEMBER,

INSPIRATION

IS HERE TO SERVE IN THE NOW!

~ LET IT SERVE ~

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365 Pause Practices Day 287

 

What will You Have Today?

Cubicle Love or Inspired Love?

Shared by Natalie

Unfortunately, I’m familiar with Cubicle Love ~ I’ve given it AND I’ve received
it a time or two (or many, many more times than that). Cubicle love falls short
in that it has rules and regulations for Love, it’s finicky and conditional.

Fortunately, I’m also familiar with Inspired Love, that all-encompassing,
unconditional, True Love that loves no matter what. There’s nothing you
or I can do to hamper or dampen the magnitude of this love.

When we are touched by Inspired Love, we are well aware that it’s
indeed Inspired as it doesn’t keep score, get jealous, compare, compete, control or withhold.

It just LOVES.

Inspired Love is open, kind, patient, forgiving, generous, connected, 
light-hearted, understanding, accepting,
and so much more…

Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 6:

The cubicle mind is unaware of Love, it is “boxed in” and has in fact boxed
itself in. It has its own cubicle version of love and serves in its own way, yet
this “love” is incomplete and often misses the mark. NO shame, blame or guilt;
simply recognizing that the cubicle mind does not know any better because it
does not know Love. There is another mind: the Mind of Inspiration Within;
the Mind that is completely aware of the boxed in cubicle mind scenario, yet is not buying into its story.

What will you have today?
Do you want to tap into the Mind of Inspiration?
Practicing the Pause Practice opens us to Another Way
that is present within our Inspired Minds.
Let INSPIRED LOVE Guide.

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365 Pause Practices Day 286

 

Who Is Pause For Inspiration For?

Everyone and Anyone.

Shared by Natalie

On a recent business trip that I went on with my husband, I found myself
listening to Inner Wisdom on several occasions. I will share two of these
moments with you:

I GOT LOST! I found myself using the Pause Practice in my mind when I
got turned around and lost while on a run one morning. Inner Wisdom
reminded me that I had GPS on my phone! DUH! That may seem so obvious,
but my brain short circuited a little when I began feeling lost in an unfamiliar
place. Pausing really helped me quiet my mind in that moment, so that 
Inspiration could HELP me out of my limited cubicle thinking!

–    LOVE SHARED. When I’m out of town, I typically leave a note and a tip on
the bed for the hotel housekeeping staff. They work hard and I know first-
hand because I did that job when I was 16 years old. On this particular trip, I
felt the nudge from Inner Wisdom to leave a Pause for Love card as well.
My Inner Inspiration reminded me that the card will do its work, my only part
is to share it. 

Pause for Inspiration is a Practical Practice
that is for Everyone and Anyone
and can be useful in all kinds of
real-life situations.

Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 6:

Pause For Inspiration is for one wanting to be drawn out of and beyond
the limited nature of the cubicle self — limited because its false nature
does not know you — limited because in its unknowing it is
undermining what is possible for your life. More than that it is keeping
you unaware of the Life of LOVE living inside of you — NOW.

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