A pause gives you breathing space,
So listen, to the whispers of the real you,
waiting to happen.”
When our life is packed with too much activity, and there is no room for pause; it leaves no space to receive the universal flow of wisdom, love and creativity. When we take a pause, a moment in time, we give space to ignite the flame within.
This is from Fire, by Judy Brown
What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing,
too many logs
packed in too tight
can douse the flame
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.
So building fires
to the spaces in between…
simply because the space is there,
in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn
can find its way…
Creating a Pause
Sit in nature under a tree or on the floor at home
Close your eyes
Take a deep long breath in and out through your mouth. Repeat this 4 times
In the next breath in, hold for 3 and breathe out for three. Repeat this 4 times
Notice how you body feels in this space
Notice how your body relaxes in the space
Move down your body slowly and find spaces that feel tight or contracted
Breathe into those parts of your body
Feel how it creates space and relaxes your muscles and your busy mind
Notice what comes up for you in this space and what your body can teach you.
(Practice anytime you need a pause)