I’ve dreamed of starting my own practice doing what I love; working to see people stand strong in their uniqueness, wanting to embrace everything about themselves: their looks and styles, abilities and disabilities; people secure enough to make it safe for others to be themselves. I want to guide people to their own wisdom and inner resources.
I allowed the apparent stuckness in my career to lead me to a workshop on Starting Your Own Business. Weeks later I was applying to register my business, Life Rhythms. That was exactly a year ago!
I pause to reminisce. Memories of holding fast to a vision, meeting a variety of challenges: the decisions, the waiting, and the changes. Each memory brings a new, sometimes subtle set of sensations: a gurgle, a spaciousness, a tightness. I stay a while with each before I allow another memory to slip in. I drink deeply of this time of remembering. In stopping to be with an unpleasant taste I am surprised. It’s not so bitter after all! And the good one tastes more delicious.
How often do we PAUSE to really take in an experience in all its richness?
Try it! For just 30 seconds.
Allow the fullness of this moment to receive your full attention.
Notice your thoughts, notice if there are any feelings lurking around.
Make room for the sensations in your body…
RELISH the experience… for it will pass, pleasant or unpleasant IT WILL PASS.
– when someone thanks you for something. Pause, breathe, take it in.
– when you feel the cold wind whip around your ears, sense what that’s like.
– when you’re sad or mad or worried: just really observe the experience in your body, allow yourself to pause enough to feel it and describe it.
Notice what happens! Perhaps you’ll be surprised too!
Do feel free to share with me your comments, wonderings and stories.