Simply Stopping (a meditation)

There is so much forward-moving momentum pulling at us in life. It's all too easy for an entire day to go by in the blink of an eye with each moment spilling into the next. Before we know it, the day is finished, and we don't know where the time has gone. And when we do have an extra moment, we are experts at filling that time with more business or mindless activities.

This simple mindfulness practice of coming to a full stop and returning to presence invites us to disrupt that momentum and return to the core of our being. With practice, we can make it a habit to pause and make space for more "being" in our lives and less "doing."

LISTEN TO THE MEDITATION:

Integration:

Try a 'Minute to Arrive' practice. When you start a new activity today, maybe a work meeting, perhaps a meal, practice stopping and practicing one minute of silence to give yourself time to stop and become more present to this next activity.

Reflection:

What impact did stopping and practicing a minute of silence have on your next activity?

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