As I go through the day…

My big footed nature is to stomp through the day. I trudge, walking with intent and purpose, but I forget to look down at where my feet land. I crush flowers with each step.

I get inundated and overwhelmed quickly with promises I have every intention of keeping and expectations of what I want to squeeze out of each minute.

I miss out on the magic, blocking myself from the sunlight of the spirit.

I love the concept of a conscious pause during the day. A pause can be a split second or lingering on for hours depending on the luxury a given day affords.

Sometimes it is an introspective look at how I am approaching a situation. Other times it is just a quiet break from being bombarded by life.

-A pause is a brief moment, one where I listen, instead of speak or act. It is the difference between a mindful response and a knee jerk reaction.

-A pause is prevention from unintended harms. It curbs my selfishness, anger, dishonesty and fear.

-A pause is a moment to breath, relax and recognize what the Universe is trying to tell me.

-A pause is a silent reprieve that is always available for me to stop and start again centered, balanced and connected.

We don’t have to wait until tomorrow to begin anew. One day at a time can start right now.

When I trudge through the garden of life, I will be light footed and conscious of the all the flowers around me.

~S.D.

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