Seek moments of stillness in the chaos, and learn how to pause when those moments don’t come so easily.
~Juliana Fajardo, written and shared by Juliana in Denver, CO
Practice the pause.
Pause before assuming.
Pause before accusing.
Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly,
and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.
~Lori Deschene, shared by Sherri via IncredibleJOY
Last week’s Ripples featured an encouragement to Keep Moving, and since Labor Day weekend is for many of us a chance to pause one more time before the fall hustle bustle commences, I think it makes sense this week to pivot from keeping up the movement to Practicing the P.A.U.S.E.
Why am I putting this in all caps with periods after each letter like it is an acronym? Because it turns out to be an acronym! One of our ripplers shared something she picked up from Overeaters Anonymous:
P.A.U.S.E. = Postpone Action Until Serenity Enters
Simple, classy, inviting. I love it.
If you’d like to make a hard day a little easier: try practicing the P.A.U.S.E.
If you’d like to make a good day even better: try practicing the P.A.U.S.E.
If you’re frustrated that you can’t seem to eliminate a bad habit: try practicing the P.A.U.S.E.
If you’re feeling a little blue and want to feel differently: try practicing the P.A.U.S.E.
If you’re about to unleash a raging fit because of something that just happened, try practicing the P.A.U.S.E.