Conversations about mindfulness have moved to Pausefully.com
We all come equipped with the potential to be mindful. In this context, mindfulness is not something esoteric. It is a state of the nervous system: the state in which we can respond optimally to life’s challenges. In this state, we can be responsive, as opposed to reactive. We can be in touch with other people, and modulate how open and ow protective we need to be. We can be in touch with who we are and what we want. We can use this awareness to help us get more fulfillment and happiness in our lives.
There are many paths to cultivating our innate mindfulness, and many differences between them. But there is one thing they have in common: It all starts with a pause. Because it takes a pause to break from autopilot, to shift from mindless to mindful.
In the Active Pause project, we explore how the pause is the foundation of mindfulness. This is meant for both people who already have mindfulness practices, and people who don’t.
I’d suggest you look at one episode a week. It is not a matter of spending a lot of time listening: each episode lasts less than 5 minutes, often much less. You just allow the idea to simmer in your mind, for a week, then you look at the next one.
The journey starts with a 3-minute video: What makes a mindful pause active?