Tara Brach, psychotherapist and meditation teacher tells us in her book the importance of a pause.
“Learning to pause is the first step in the practice of Radical Acceptance. A pause is a suspension of activity, a time of temporary disengagement when we are no longer moving towards any goal.”
“A pause is, by nature, time limited. We resume or activities, but we do so with an increased presence and more ability to make choices.”
“When we pause, we don’t know what will happen next. But by disrupting our habitual behaviors, we open to the possibility of new and creative ways of responding to our fears and wants.”
“Pausing can feel like falling helplessly through space-we have no idea what will happen. We fear we might be engulfed by the rawness of our rage or grief or desire. Yet without opening to the actual experience of the moment, Radical Acceptance is not possible.”