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365 Pause Practices Day 265

 

How Do You Recognize Inspiration in Your

Daily Life?

Shared by Mary

A gentleman who popped in to visit years ago mentioned that
he was at a dinner party the night before and the subject of a
Higher Love, a Greater Wisdom, came up in their conversation.
“All of us agreed,” he said, “except one woman, that there’s no
such thing.” Now, this is the first time I met this person and,

He turned to me and asked,
“So, I guess you believe in some kind of a Higher LOVE?”
I paused.
I responded,
“It’s not so much that I believe in a Higher LOVE, but that I 
experience a Higher LOVE.”

A silence came over us. 

The word experience threw him off. Unknowingly, this man and his
friends decided that for a Higher LOVE to exist their belief was
required. As a result, they were missing out on experiencing this
Higher LOVE, Infinite Intelligence, and Vast View in their everyday
lives. They had constructed a roadblock in their minds casting
themselves out from RECOGNIZING and benefiting from All the
help, healing, and enthusiasm that HIGHER LOVE is incessantly
extending to us all ~ whether we believe in it, or not. 

So, how can we recognize Inspiration flowing from
Higher LOVE and through one’s Higher Self?
Here is a bit of how I recognize INspiration in my daily life:

* There is a whispering in my mind to pay closer attention

* A wake-up call, a silent sound

* My movements slow down as I sense an inner shift

* If I try to ignore it, I feel a gentle pull back towards it

* Mind chatter begins to take a back seat

* I feel the freedom to listen more closely or ignore my experience

* I may feel uncomfortable because my way is interrupted

* An image may show up in my mind or I see something in my
surroundings and I am led to create, take care of, do, remember, or ponder

* A few words may direct me, moving me here not there,
this not that, or bring forth an idea worth my attention

* If I ignore Inspiration, I will eventually learn what I missed
out on, yet I can trust more opportunities will present themselves

* As I follow Inspiration, I and often other(s) receive help and peace of mind

* My body is stopped in its tracks to not waste time, energy,
or even money; OR my body is moved to be still or take wise action

* Something Invaluable has occurred even in the seemingly small
and mundane happenings of my day, and there is a Wisdom, an
Infinite Intelligence behind it that I may or may not understand ~ 

* I learn to practice gratitude and humility

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 264

 

Thank you for following our journey of
supplying a daily Pause to everyone.

So far you have heard from Mary, Natalie, and Lisa, and we
really don’t want you to rely only on our experiences.
So, we are sharing how others have applied the
Practical Pause Practice in their life ~ in their own words:

“… My daily work routine is building and supporting data flows
between hospital systems in the daytime, playing tennis, pickleball,
shooting pool, or just hanging out with friends in the evenings.

Work or play, if I remember to Pause and get out of my own way, and go
with inspired guidance, then the experience will be more enjoyable for
everyone involved. And I will perform way beyond
what used to be my normal.”
Joe S.

“I frequently give Pause for Inspiration cards to my psychotherapy clients. They
often report it helps them find their own source of wisdom.”
Steve F. MSW, LCSW

“Whenever I play matches, Pause brings me better shot selection. My serves
are better. It’s a really good way to make the right decision at the right moment. 
I use it to reorganize in my head to get ready for the next move.”
Jesus B., Professional Tennis Player, and Instructor

Are you willing to apply the Pause Practice in your daily life…
it can help with ANYTHING!

For more testimonials ~ visit our website: PauseForInspiration.org.
As always, we love hearing from you! 

Please, let us know about your Pause experience!
Happy Pausing!

Lisa H.
Pause Crew Member

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365 Pause Practices Day 263

 

A Hospice Volunteer Uses Pause

Thank you, Linda!

Hi, Mary here. Linda’s personal story is worth your time today!

The power of someone’s direct experience using Pause in their relationships,
work, and in their heart, creates a cascade of Peace that can change a life
because it enlivens the moment! Life is a series of moments. Hi, I’m Mary, and
Linda’s personal share is worth your time today. Read Linda’s Story . . . 

Linda’s Story

what brings you peace?

As we walked on our hospice Riverwalk, I was with a woman who was
grieving over the loss of her 32-year-old son two years ago. I could sense
how her heart felt the need for protection as she was unable to open to
her experience. I consciously paused at the bridge to allow another way
to be with her. I asked my inner wisdom what would be truly helpful.
The words, “What brings you peace? ” gently flowed out as our eyes
met. The countenance on her face softened, no words were spoken,
only a message received in the heart for reflection. I trust there is a
peace that will make itself known.

Linda’s Note on Pause to Us All

I am a former educator in the teaching profession
and was later called to be a hospice volunteer
after retiring from the working field.

(Pause) has lifted and touched my heart. I am
deeply grateful that so many of us are supporting
one another. I am becoming more trusting and
patient as I Pause and listen.

With Love and Rich Blessings,

Linda 

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 262

 


Pause Golden Book pages 281, 283-284

WE CAN’T GIVE WHAT

WE DON’T HAVE!

As I was waking up one morning,

I heard deep in my Inspiring Self Heart∞Mind,

“You must let me give to you, before

you can give to them.”

Until we are willing to

RECEIVE THE PEACE OF INSPIRATION,

WE TRULY HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE.

GOOD NEWS

This Love, This Peace, This Help

is ready for you to be willing to receive all of

the love and peace and help you will ever need and

all of the love and peace and help that you will ever need to give!

MORE GOOD NEWS

Giving happens naturally as you are willing to receive all that

Inspiration wants to give you.

THE GIVING BEGINS WHEN YOUR RECEIVING BEGINS.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 261

 

Daily Opportunities to Share JOY!

Shared by Mary

Cheer UP! Unceasing are our opportunities to give away some JOY in
the spontaneous moments of living our everyday lives in the
world. And wouldn’t you know, the JOY we choose to give another returns
to us one-thousandfold!

Have you noticed that?

Being Available to Give and Receive JOY
an ordinary day becomes extraordinary

  1. Walking the Pause: Have you tried a morning walk? I love
    them! Merging with the sights and sounds, body in motion,
    awakening to Presence, and the JOYOUS ENCOUNTERS along
    the way. WHAT A WAY TO BEGIN A DAY. Yes, we each have
    a day ahead, stuff on our minds, and feelings coming and going,
    yet none of that has to hinder us from GIVINGRECEIVING JOY. 
    A smile, offering one’s eyes, a nod, a silent wave, seeing people
    in their pajamas, and watching trees being trees.

  2. Paws Pausing: I walked by two women having an unplanned 
    morning chat and each of their dogs were enjoying a contemplative
    moment. A truly contagious presence!

  3. Putting groceries in the trunk a man lets out a BIG “AHH-CHOO.”
    “Bless you!” I respond. “Thank you!” he says. Suddenly seeming
    strangers realize they are here for each other.

  4. In Relationships: Often in the middle of a conversation John and I
    will each chime in with some dance moves brightening the moment.
    Heading to the pharmacy I did a few “On My Way to Get Boosted” moves.
    When I arrived at the store, I had numerous JOYFUL exchanges and
    noticed all the ways customers were helping one another while waiting!!!

  5. At Work: The Pause Crew jokes around all the time. I began one
    meeting by turning on the music and announcing, “We’re going to dance!”
    A relaxed, productive meeting followed! We literally at times have rolled
    on the office floor laughing.

  6. When It’s Just You: When you’re alone is an especially fun time to seize
    JOY ~ nobody is watching. Let your JOYFUL SELF come out! Get your groove on, talk in funny voices, make strange faces, play, hop, skip, jump . . . laugh at yourself!

SPONTANEOUS JOY IS OURS HERE, NOW, ALWAYS
IT’S UP TO US TO BE THE CONDUITS OF JOY THAT’S
FULLY AVAILABLE TO US IN ANY ONE PAUSE.

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 260

 

REVIEW OF EVERYDAY OPERATIONS

Pause Golden Book pages 187 – 188

The cubicle self is Unaware of The Pause:

  • I bolt into the day with MY agendas or dread the day with or without an agenda
  • I waste time EXPLAINING my behavior
  • No one is listening to ME
  • No one receives help
  • I think I know what’s best
  • I am sick of hearing myself judge others
  • I focus on OBSTACLES. I could but, I was going to but, but what if? But, but, but, but, but, but, but. I have a really big “but”
  • I exercise regularly by JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS
  • I am a PUPPET of personalities forming my behavior in REACTION to people’s personalities. I am personality-focused
  • I take one thought and make up an entire story around it – ALL FICTION
  • I am TOO BUSY to be inspiring
  • I can’t do this 24/7
  • I am satisfied enough with the STATUS QUO WOE
  • I make ASSumptions and more assumptions; another reason I have a really big “BUT”.
  • I am sleeping on the job

Your Inspired Self Is In The Pause

  • I move into the day willing to receive and share INSPIRATION WITHIN
  • I pause from explaining that involves complaining
  • I AM LISTENING to WISDOM
  • I AM HELPING THE WORLD
  • I get out of my own way
  • I can see others with my Inner Wisdom
  • I see OPPORTUNITIES to experience INSPIRED SOLUTIONS and BE TRULY HELPFUL
  • I exercise regularly by stepping back, stepping aside, and letting INSPIRATION GUIDE
  • I am Person~REALITY focused. I LOOK AT ANOTHER and SEE THEIR INSPIRED SELF BEYOND THEIR PERSONALITY
  • I TAKE THE ONE THOUGHT OF WILLINGNESS and LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF INSPIRATION
  • BEING IN THE MOMENT DOES NOT TAKE UP TIME – IT SAVES TIME
  • I AM WILLING IN THIS MOMENT
  • SATISFACTION IS ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED
  • NO LOOKING BEHIND. HERE I AM IN THIS NOW MOMENT
  • I AM YOUR WAKE UP CALL

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 259

 

I Desire to Have INSPIRED Connections

By Natalie

I’ve been feeling the nudge to share more openly,
more lovingly, with family, friends,
and people I meet in everyday life.
As a result, I’ve experienced connections
with many wonderful people I have met
at the grocery store,
the beauty counter, the dog grooming salon,
the gym, and the list goes on!
I’m noticing that when I’m open to sharing,
or someone else is open to sharing with me,
that we both can become connected in the moment!

Pausing to Listen and Follow
Inspiration Within
Brings moments of True Connection.

The more I Practice the Pause Practice,
the more I can ease into a smile,
the more I can relax,
the more I am guided to reach out to others,
the more openly I can share in conversations,
the more I desire to have deeper, more meaningful,
and more frequent connections with others.

With Inspiration’s Help,
I can share my True Self with others
and
experience INSPIRED connections.

Shared from the pause Golden Book, Page 195

We have all experienced a thought coming
into our mind about giving a friend or
family member a call or sharing a loving
thought and then we make up some reason
as to not make the call or not to share.
A thought to connect with another is coming
from your Inspired Self… Listen and Respond!

When you feel moved to say or do
something for another that will deepen
connection, maybe it’s just sharing a laugh,
smile or hug, go ahead. 

Your Inspired Self is in constant communication with you about everything! Pay attention and begin saving yourself a lot of time, energy, money, and miscommunication. 

Begin experiencing a deeper sense of connectedness. 

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365 Pause Practices Day 258

 

Oh, the drivers!

by Lisa

One of the times I notice that I need the Pause Practice most is when I am driving.
The drivers that do not give enough space between cars are the worst for me.
I find I become reactive to them – yelling into my rearview mirror, gesticulating
 with my hands and arms, tapping my brakes, slowing down to “show them!”,
and all the other crazy actions to “teach” them a lesson on driving!

If I fail to Pause, I allow the other drivers to affect my mood or day.

So, when I see those drivers super close to me and I feel the anxiety
start to build, I Pause. Usually, a simple lane change to let those drivers go
right on by does the trick. By being willing to give a few seconds to the
Pause Practice while driving, I am able to keep my
stress levels low, stay safe, and maintain my Peace Of Mind.

Pause Golden Book page 109

Inspire the Dispirited— Listen and Follow

Inspiration Within is within each one of us. From your cup
of morning “Joe” to your cooking, cleaning, driving, …
and even deep into the night while you are asleep.
How does one come to recognize this “Voice” if you will?

Listen.

Inspiration Within is communicating; you are to practice listening!

You practiced how to learn to ride a bike, didn’t you? This is not magic. 
Your part is essential as an instrument of Inspiration Within
AND please do not make up your own part
without listening as this is unhelpful.

Here is the most excellent thing about listening to and following
Inspiration Within: you become a “Willing Vessel” of this Love.

This is how you Inspire the dispirited, which includes yourself!

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365 Pause Practices Day 257

 

Static Cling, Grime, Goop & Gossip

Shared by Mary

The past can cling to us like static cling! Have you ever been having a perfectly
fine day and then someone comes along and brings up something from your
past
, a mistake, a misfortune, a poor decision, an error in judgment, and
suddenly you feel like the past is clinging to you like static cling? 

Where’s the Bounce? Get this off of me!!!

I was in a conversation with someone and before I knew it the conversation
had taken a seriously unhelpful turn.
 Talk about a blind spot! Once this person
began mentioning names of individuals with whom I had done some serious
forgiveness work around (or so I thought), the grime, goop, and gossip came
forth like a volcanic eruption. 

How did I let this happen?

Seconds before entering into this conversation I heard My Helpful Self-thinking
in the pause of my mind, “Mary, you need some quiet time.” BUT, instead of
venturing with my cup of MUD/WTR (coffee substitute) in hand to a comfy
chair for a morning pause, I followed my ego’s voice rushing me to, “Oh, just
go talk to this person, and then you can grab some quiet.” So, off I go in total
defiance of the voice of My Helpful Self and all I can say is that the rest of my day was crap! 

Undoing Static Cling!

I choose to Pause with My Helpful Self. I admit I caused the crap by following
the cubicle self in its cubicle maze. I humble my cubicle self, who participated
in the crap, to My Helpful Self who shows me:

> Exactly how I stepped into the crap.

> How I need to take responsibility for causing my part of the crap.

> How I can step out of the crap.

> What I can learn from all this crap.

> Keep pausing . . . there’s more.

> How to let LOVE love me which releases the static cling which is
GUILT that I laid upon myself and others.

> RECEIVE what is being unearthed in me because I am willing to
truly be present with inner Wisdom for healing around the past

Late that night, I received perhaps the most encouraging and wisest
Inspiration I have ever received. An answer to a lifelong question as to what is
my true purpose and my wondering if I am being Truly Helpful to myself and
others in this life
.

Are you dealing with static cling?

Are you willing to receive the Wise Inspiration that is yours?

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices Day 256

 

Peace is Offered

By Natalie

We’ve all been there, something unexpected happens and we
experience a moment of Peace or a supreme lack of patience
in the moment….

  • The waiter spills your drink on you.
  • Your flight is delayed.
  • Your haircut is not what you asked for.
  • Your husband buys you a fishing pole for your birthday.
  • You don’t get the job, the promotion, or even credit for the project.
  • You wake up late and now you’re late, for everything.
  • The list goes on…

How hard is it sometimes to have Peace in the moment?

With a Pause, we CAN experience Peacefulness.

Our Inspired Selves naturally Love
and accept things as they are,
Letting Go
and Going with the Flow.
Inspiration Within brings Peace of Mind,
which is a gift of freedom for All.

Pause for Peace in the Moment.

Allow Inspiration Within to come into focus.

Remember you are LOVE and Loved.

Share this Love with yourself and others
to have Peace in the moment.

Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 165

Inspiration carries with it the quality of being still,

being alive, being fluid, and comforting.

Welcome Inspiration with your praise of This Love

and listen as Inspiration sings your praises.

Inspiration’s current flows through tears,

laughter, breath, body, and soul.

Its embrace is sure, its joy everlasting and its creations pure.

There is nothing that anyone can do

to cause Inspiration to stop Loving and sharing Peace.

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