Yes, though there is only One Spirit of Peace, it is lovely enough to come to us in ways each one of us will understand, identify with and experience—Inspiration will extend itself to us in myriad ways.
INSPIRATION IS UNIVERSAL
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Pausing will only slow “me” down baby “I GOT THIS” IS TAKING YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL. That’s exactly what we’re saying to ourselves when we’re stuck in pride. Sports stars drop the ball, miss the hoop, and take their eyes off the ball. We do the same with daily tasks, conversations, driving, etc.
Whoa, you absolutely need to pause. Those of us who see ourselves as intelligent and educated can easily bypass our inner Wisdom that is creative, easygoing and isn’t expending energy intellectualizing trying to impress people and gain approval.
Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, School Nurses & Counselors,
and Kids are COLLABORATING with Pause For Your Helpful Self.
Your Helpful Self is always Safe, Kind, Wise, and Truly Helpful.
School Nurse & Mom Teaches Her Son PAUSE
I realized that my interventions sometimes made things worse and that he needed to have some control over the situation and could redirect himself. While learning Pause he was facing a problem with a classmate and shared, “I just paused and thought of a better way I can think about this.”
I cannot believe how grateful I am to have discovered the PAUSE program as a mother. I was introduced to PAUSE as a nurse and before implementing it in the school I work, I first started using it with my son. My son suffers from anxiety and ADHD. We went through many episodes of screaming and crying with little success in calming down and redirecting. I introduced him to PAUSE thinking that at this point anything was worth trying. We read the book together and immediately started “Pausing” when we were on the brink of meltdowns. After a few times, he began to be able to identify ways that he could calm down. It didn’t happen immediately and sometimes I would have to remind him to PAUSE, but it worked.
He keeps his reminder card on his desk and sometimes needs to read it to himself. We have fewer breakdowns and he is able to pull things together much quicker and we have had a wonderful turnaround.
Jennifer Wofford, RN, School Nurse & Mom Peabody Elementary
School Counselor On The Move With Pause
Orli Pinsberg, Elementary School Counselor was instrumental in motivating her school to learn about how to PAUSE FOR YOUR HELPFUL SELF.
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Peace in our midst is here to behold sharing its glances even in the bitter cold. We may not recognize Peace with our body’s eyes and all, but Peace sees us and hears our weary call. And when we let Peace in let Peace sit by our side, something happens within there’s nothing to hide.
Peace wipes away our tears helps us forget our fears and doubts, assuring us we are being held amid inner~outer shouts.
Together in our dancing, time will take a pause, Peace providing hope for our life’s purpose and cause.
Do not be surprised by the Peace in our midst for its unceasing presence is blowing us a kiss. Then Peace waits patiently to see if it lands in one willing heart in the worldly stands.
Peace meets us here on earth we needn’t travel so so far. Peace is present here and now in our reach for the ever-raising bar. Turns out there is no such bar we are not asked to achieve worldly feats, rather rest in the pause, simply take our seats.
Stop trying so hard my dear friend seeking where Peace cannot be found, simply let LOVE love you in this Silent Sound. The sound of pause.
The seeming foreverness of trees drawing my attention towards inner ~ outer Peace a simultaneous union each reflecting the other inner ~ outer ~ inner
Trees appearing each one with a trunk of its own yet somehow embodying a connection with each other each being their part, rooted and connected inside one earth a forest of many trees the light keeping watch
What is on your mind this evening?
How might Peace of Mind help you?
How might your Peace of Mind help another? sharing by mary
Yesterday I was running errands and stopped to get a drive-thru smoothie. I ordered, drove around to the window and the girl took my money without saying one word. The window closed and she was gone.
I was in a hurry, but patiently waited, Pausing with each passing moment. While I waited, I heard my Inner Wisdom telling me to share a Pause for Love card with her, so I got one out and had it ready.
Then, I hear my cubicle-self starting to wrangle with the idea… “she doesn’t seem very open, she seems rushed, I don’t want to be pushy, I don’t have time, I’m in a hurry”, etc, etc. The funny thing is, the smoothie took SO long that I had the opportunity to work through all of my silly excuses. I kept hearing Inspiration Within telling me to follow this guidance, to Just DO It, and to not be afraid.
She finally came back to the window and I hear her apologize for the wait as she hands me my smoothie. I tell her it’s no problem, I thank her, and I hand her the Pause for Love card and say, “I just wanted to share some love with you today”. She thanked me and turned away ~ I could see her reading it as the window closed.
Pause for Love Wherever I am ~ Whatever I am doing Whomever I am With
Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 5:
Love is applicable to all situations, in all environments, relationships, conversations, discussions and actions in the world. It does not have a special place all its own — you are Love’s place. Wherever you find you, there Love is. Wherever you stumble upon Love, there you are. Such is why Love is applicable and darn right useful in every circumstance of life in the world. Love heals what you thought could not be healed, loves what you thought could not be loved.
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I have heard all my life about how someone loves me, or the words, “I love you,” or I am LOVED, etc., One morning in 2017 with a mind full of racing thoughts and seeking Peace of Mind, I heard within,
Stop trying so hard, just let LOVE, love you. I about fell off the couch!
When it comes to our inner life, sometimes we stand on the shore, maybe dip our feet in shallow water, walk into waist-high waters, sail out beyond the sight of dry land, and perhaps take a Deep Dive. With my inner life (and probably outer life as well), MUCH to my surprise, the deepest dive I have yet to take is SAYING WITHIN,
LET LOVE LOVE ME
Now more than ever I am fascinated by this practice of Letting LOVE, Love me in which, ironically, thoughts of “me” disappear, which is a relief, right, because “me” is the problem!
Practicing this led to the creation of our Pause For LOVE Practice (below). I now practice this daily and much to my surprise it is having a direct, truly helpful impact on how my day goes! The inner guidance I receive ranges from detailed (call this person now) to a reminder that I have choices, to choosing calm, to be direct in communication, and to an awareness of a Gentle Peace.
Potential Useful Results (don’t take my word for it ~ see for yourself)
Things I saw as problems I can see without the “problems” label.
Resolution of what I saw as “problems” comes easier.
Direction with priorities is provided in the next steps of my day.
Unhelpful judgments of others and self-sabotage fall away.
Worry and anxiety are replaced with a relaxed mindset.
Connecting with friends, family, and strangers is a valuable use of time.
I step outside and breathe the air.
Its easier to let LOVE love you if you have a reminder! So,
Engines Need Oil & I Need to Follow My Inner Wisdom
Have you ever experienced something inside is nudging you, but you’re just too “busy” to listen and follow up on it?
Well, my engine oil light came on over the weekend, and quite honestly, I shouldn’t have been surprised to see this happen. My Inner Wisdom had been telling me to check my oil change log for WEEKS and I kept meaning to check it, but then I’d get distracted and forget.
This Aha! moment reminded me that the Pause Practice isn’t just about Pausing and Listening, it’s about the decision to also Follow its guidance.
The Pause Practice, the 4 Decisions, can lead us to being Truly Helpful to ourselves and others.
Pause ~ Step Back ~ Step Aside Let Wisdom Guide
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Do relationships seem like an obstacle course to you? ~ family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, passersby, clerks ~ sharing by mary
What if those seeming roadblocks were seen differently?
Seen as opportunities to open to one’s inner Wisdom rather than a PROJECT or a ride into the CUBICLE HALL OF HORRORS?
Opportunity for what?
Our walk in this world is a trust walk. can walk in this world with a heart÷mindset of distrust. Everywhere I look seeing ore trouble, more things to do, more time and money, sacrifice, loss ~ somebody, somewhere always wanting more of me. I can walk in this world with a Heart∞Mindset of TRUST and see opportunities to connect with my inner Wisdom and receive Help with ALL of my relationships. Pause Golden Book, pages 342-343
Lighten UP Your Relationships? Practice Your Peace of Mind
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and the energy between you was so open and uplifting that it seemed like you nearly floated home afterward? If you have, you know, it’s an Inspired exchange. It’s like you were meant to meet this person, meant to share this exact moment with them, to enrich their life, and to have your life enriched by them.
This is what can happen when INSPIRATION is openly Received and then Shared with another mutually.
Inspiration comes into our awareness when we are Pausing to BE in the Present Moment. When we’re able to cast aside all worry and doubt, fear and judgments, if for only this one precious moment, right now.
Pausing our minds in the midst of conversation keeps us grounded in the Present Moment, so we can share our Inspired energy, our Inspired Selves, with one another.
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Shared from the Pause Golden Book, Page 250:
We Are All In This Together. No Matter How Unrelated You May Appear To Be To Another, The Fact Is We Are All Related To One Another In Our Experience of Being Human.
We Share the Air, Water and Space, But What Really Makes Us All Related Is That We Share INSPIRATION. THERE IS NO PLACE INSPIRATION IS NOT! This comes into our awareness when we share INSPIRATION One–to–One.