Pausing Is Encouraged

We all need to be reminded of this!

Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~ Eddie Cantor

Much of our lives are series; cycles of events. Just as days turn into nights, seasons change over time, and tides roll in and out – our lives shift from phases of peak activity to periods of rest and relaxation. Whereas high tide is no better than low tide, and autumn no better than winter, activity is not, in itself, better than inactivity. Yet it is during those times of rest and daydreaming that we reconnect to ourselves.

Western cultures typically applaud action and achievement. I know mine does. We are often most comfortable with ourselves when we are on target toward defined goals. When we are working in pursuit of those goals, we are usually taking action…

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