When we practice pausing we heal
Most of us learned to tie our shoes as a kid. How many times did we tied our shoes? So many we don’t think about it. That’s amazing when you stop to think about – it just happens. So when we have to have a difficult conversation – that we don’t want to have, or going for a walk/workout that we don’t feel like doing or sitting with difficult emotions, that we wish we didn’t even have. The awkwardness, nervousness or pain may not go away, but if we show-up even when we don’t want to or feel like it, it can become easier to face.
If we approach these situations as a practice, then we can give ourselves the opportunity to be with the ebb and flow of life. Learning how to hold the heartbreak and joy of life in a fine balance truly is a practice.
verb he practiced the songs every day: rehearse, run through, go over/through, work on/at; polish
noun it takes lots of practice | the team’s final practice: training, rehearsal, repetition, preparation; practice session, dummy run, run-through; informal dry run.
It takes practice learning to pause and sit, it takes practice opening up your body to sit, it takes practice to sit with “what is” and the thing about practice if it doesn’t go well one day, most of us will get the opportunity to practice again. And we also get to practice finding the support we need for our body and spirit.