This is how the sky opened up today.
Sometimes I don’t know when to pause. I stayed here in meditation for... I don’t know how long. Tears streamed down my face as I looked out. It was as though my whole body sighed. I could hear the birds chirping. Some animals burrowing. And different bugs navigating their already long morning.
It doesn’t mean to quit.
It doesn’t mean stop.
It means... allow.
It means to put on hold. Maybe for a minute... a day... And then you pick up up again, or not. Maybe you have a new perspective.
It’s hard for me to pause... Honestly, a couple friends keep me accountable. Otherwise, I will keep working... the accountability was put into place a couple of years ago because of an old fear that I will look up one day and realized that I worked my life away instead of truly living it! Sound familiar? I’m still not great at it... but I do know how I feel after a good Pause. Which is why I keep nudging you to find that that too. It’s life giving.
Maybe you can’t go on a trip right now... but you can carve out time everyday for stillness. Even once a month for a sound bath. Find moments to pause.