A Plethora of P's / #14: "Pause"

Stop. Take a breath. Take three breaths. Nice and deep. The world will still be spinning, so go ahead. Pause.

I know I’m not alone feeling like the “on” button gets stuck sometimes. It’s “one thing after another”. Go here, do this, get that, call there. Sit, stand, walk, talk, think, plan. Wash, clean, fix, organize. Take out the trash. Make more.

Well, this is just a reminder that to pause is good. This isn’t news, but something true enough, and worth repeating.

So do it ~ take a break! Pause to stretch, take a walk, look out a window, smell a blade of grass. Pause to watch the clouds roll by. Pause to feel your pulse. Pause to find a brighter thought.

Pauses soften life. And they’re more efficient and rejuvenating than they get credit for. They help keep things from colliding – things like conversations and ideas. Pausing between meals avoids the discomforts of gluttony. And of course there’s the wise advice of counting to ten before letting your temper loose. Pausing is smart AND good.

So pause the laundry, the tv, the radio, the news, the internet, the email. Pause the to-do’s and have-to’s. Just a pause… a breath, a moment to collect, to reconnect and just be.

Be still.

Then you can hit the “play” button again.


Patricia Saxton

  • leslie

    March 29, 2011 at 7:29 am Reply

    Long breath in,,,,slow breath out….repeat….LOVE THIS PL!!!!

    • saxtonstudio

      March 29, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply

      So glad! It felt like it “had to be done” and “needed to be said”, you know what I mean?

  • Rand

    March 29, 2011 at 5:54 am Reply

    I was going to reply earlier but I paused. I don’t know why… lol. Love the type illustration Patricia!

    • saxtonstudio

      March 29, 2011 at 7:14 am Reply

      Lol and grinning from ear to ear. That was perfect!

  • Dorothy Hagins

    March 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm Reply

    plunk yourself on the couch, pour yourself a cup of cinnamon tea, play with the cat for a long time, please place peonies in a vase, prepare your favorite food, plan a soirre with friends, plop down in a bean bag chair, put on comfy jammies, peer closely into a poppy, press your lips on someone’s cheek, pay attention to your breathing, part company with negative entities, prop your feet up with a good book, pink is calming paint something! post this comment!!

    • saxtonstudio

      March 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm Reply

      Well said! Great visions and lots of good P words. 🙂

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