Pausing and trusting the process.
Some words I live by: “The best way to go fast is to go slow.” This means to intentionally build pauses into your days - as many pauses as you can. This seems especially meaningful with all the changes out of our control in 2020. Lately, I've noticed I'm more susceptible to getting entangled in a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. For me, the idea of "going slow to go fast" was counterintuitive, but over time, my practice of slowing down and pausing has increased the quality of my tasks and my conversations. It has also increased my stamina, allowing me to get more accomplished. Perhaps most importantly, making a routine of pausing has helped me build trust with myself and with how my life is unfolding.
In many mindfulness communities it is said we need to make time to pause and practice awareness as if our life depends on it because the quality of our life certainly does.
I hope this message inspires you to pause, to untangle yourself from the whirlwind of thoughts and feelings.
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