Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Learn to pause...

“We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about.”
-- Joseph Campbell 

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within.

To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while. 

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbor to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids.  Whatever it is, we always have the option to find a few minutes to stop and reflect. 

If we really want something, we can make it happen.

"Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you."
~ Doug King

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