These women are rising up to learn, practice, experience, and teach the Pause Practice Tool to those in their community, at work, their neighborhoods, schools, and with families, and friends. Pause for Inspiration is a grassroots movement and our grass will only grow as ordinary people hop on board to practice Pause and share with those in their midst, as inspired. Years ago I was concerned about how I was going to accomplish getting this message out on my own, then I heard Inspiration Within come into my mind with a gentle correction, “Mary, Pause for Inspiration does not belong to you, it belongs to the whole world.” I was immensely relieved as I could lay my ego belief that I was queen of the jungle aside.
What a story! Literally within a few day period I received emails and phone calls from each of these women, not one knowing the other, all asking if there was a Pause training available as they would like to learn more about the practice and share it with others. Wendy, the first woman I connected with, whose background is in Human Resources, said, “I can begin training this Friday.” I about fell off my kitchen stool as I sure wasn’t thinking I was ready to begin this Friday, since it was Tuesday! So, I called Natalie, who is a real estate broker and yoga teacher, and she was ready to go on Friday. Got in touch with Maxine, who teaches adult continuing education, and she was thrilled to begin Friday. Eileen, a social worker for a nonprofit jumped on board, and Bridget, an educator, was ready, willing and able anytime. Three days later we all show up at the Pause Studio and begin our training, sharing, laughing, and exploring the Practice of Pause for Inspiration, The 4 Decisions.
Now, each woman is a “Pause Light” in the world. Our next step is leading them through our “Preparing the Pause Mentor” training where together we will dive more deeply into the Pause curriculum we use to teach the practice in more structured settings, such as schools.