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  1. Kylee

    Almost always it prevents me from saying something I may regret later.

    10 months ago
  2. ADP

    When you pause first before reacting, the outcome is most likely going to be different. When you take a breath and let God lead you, your more adapt to handle the situation more positively.

    10 months ago
  3. Malag

    If my reaction is going to make the situation worse then a pause limits the risk of adding fuel to a fire. And that fire could be inside me or inside someone else or both. But not everything needs a pause. If my dog is looking adorably at me there will be no pause.

    10 months ago
  4. O.Christina

    Oh, of course it offers space to understand better and based on this, being able and respond accordingly.

    10 months ago
  5. Don Jones

    In my wood shop, I call it, measure twice – cut once. Helps reduce swearing dramatically.

    10 months ago
  6. pkr

    When I pause & go to that calm, serene place, the situation that triggers me is quieted. My reaction comes from a place of peace & not frenzy or upset. This is so much healthier for me & those around me.

    10 months ago
  7. KC

    If I pause before reacting, I am able to gain a deeper, more true perspective, lense and response from the inside.

    Just as Alara offers, it feels like a full-bodied Tango, for now. I do hope it will become easier, and more natural, with practice!

    10 months ago
  8. alara

    This is the 64 thousand dollar question for me. Most of my life I have not been unable to pause without reacting. In the rare moments I withheld, I stayed seething, and mulling. I have remained totally baffled as to why I could not.refrain (tried many tricks).

    In the past month, I have been practicing Stop Look Go. Br. David says it’s like learning to Tango you have to practice, practice, practice.

    Recently, a surprise, I was able to hesitate and not give my two-cents. I noticed I was doing this (my beginner’s Tango steps). I was at choice for the first time, and there was no just holding back or holding it in.

    My life focus has shifted to gratitude and I am learning to dance with it. I trust now.

    10 months ago
    1. alara

      And I absolutely treasure the Word of the Day, today.

      10 months ago
  9. Mica

    I would react less negatively. I’m grateful for 2 recent instances when ‘life’ gave me that benefit – erasing my negativity for me.

    10 months ago
  10. Antoinette

    Pausing slows down the reactivity of the mind and creates space . This space changes everything! It’s is a wake up call – so pausing allows truth to shine. It’s the space that allows creativity and life to grow. Pausing is the light of mindfulness which allows me to listen to truth. Then I can respond with wisdom rather than reaction.

    10 months ago
  11. Barb C

    Everything.

    My heart rate and blood pressure as I take a deep, full breath.

    Which part of me I bring to bear: the kind or thoughtful or compassionate me, or the me who’s reacting without considering the other person’s point of view and without trying to find common ground for a way forward.

    10 months ago
  12. Marnie Jackson

    I might be better able to understand the other person’s perspective as well as coming up with more creative solutions to our challenges

    10 months ago
  13. Michele

    A different perspective.

    10 months ago
    1. Hermann-Josef

      Obviously today is your birthday . Sending you a bouquet made of special flowers like long life, health, happiness , financial security, love, inner and outer peace, god‘s blessings and gratefulness💐 there are some more flowers in it, you have to name them… happy birthday 🎻

      10 months ago
      1. Michele

        aww, thank you so much Hermann-Josef:) I love flowers and I especially love your special flowers.

        10 months ago
    2. KC

      Michele,

      Happy Birthday! Wishing you many happy pauses, and 53 delightful new views from your perch today…

      🙂 Warmly, KC

      10 months ago
      1. Michele

        Thank you KC. My 53rd birthday has been a good one!

        10 months ago
        1. KC

          So good Michele… that you are well launched for another turn around the sun!

          10 months ago
          1. Michele

            Thank you KC:)

            10 months ago
  14. EJP

    Pausing enables my inner wisdom and knowledge to kick in which would create a far different reaction to any given situation.

    10 months ago
  15. sunnypatti48317

    Pausing allows time for processing. When I pause, I think about the situation and (hopefully) go forward appropriately.

    Happy Birthday, Michelle!

    10 months ago
    1. Michele

      Thank you sunnypatti!

      10 months ago
      1. Antoinette

        Happy birthday!

        10 months ago
        1. Michele

          Thank you Antoinette:)

          10 months ago
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