He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. [Albert Einstein]
What I have discovered in the process of this transition is the deliciousness of a good PAUSE. I’m thinking I only gave it lip service BEfore, this notion of stopping forward motion, waiting for what I am NOT certain, and BEing just paused. I love how they DO this in films. Perhaps that is the example I am trying to follow.
I remember a morning, walking from the apartment where Gracie and I were staying, up and over to Mum’s apartment. I saw a hummingbird. It gave me pause. I just stood there, somewhat undone by the quiet fullness of the moment.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
How often DO YOU DO that?! Just take a beat and BE in the Happy that is possible Right Now?! It’s almost something people will scorn you for, in my experience. People love to grumble and complain and we also love to commiserate, but how often DO we just PAUSE and BE Happy or BE silly, or even just BE aware and awake to the moment Right Now?!
It is a valuable skill, pausing…
I love you, Currie