4 thoughts on “STOP: Creating a Mindful Pause

  • November 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Insiteful and has inspired me. We in 12 Step Fellowships have a phrase, “pause when agitated” …unfortunately, we in recovery often press Fast Forward instead. After 5 years sober, I discovered that there were times when I would snap at those I cared about. We have The Serenity Prayer as another tool. All of these are grand until the the you know what hits the fan and emotion overtakes reason.

    I have recently returned to church…in my case I chose Unity. They seem to incorporate eastern philosophy into what they call, “Practical Christianity”. It seems to really work. In my chosen field of substance abuse intervention and treatment, one of the most successful treatments for trauma, etc. is C.B.T. And D.B.T.; which both incorporate Mindfulness I believe.

    Anyway, thanks for the post…it reminded me of the Nissan commercial where they guy gets a car beep just before he’s about to make a mistake…couldn’t we all use one of those?…lol.

    All my best to you and your family.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I wish you all the best.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks, Elisha. This is great!

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