“It’s a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space. By waiting we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness.” Pema Chodron
There comes a vastness–and empty expansiveness when I am conscious enough to pause between breaths.
A calming sense of connection with the soup of all being.
A bleeding of bundled energy from within me out into the eternal void.
I taste peace. Enough to put my pieces together again and proceed with
—my endless holiday to-do list: baking, planning, carding, buying, feasting, decorating and more. Always more.
I fight the impulse to hide. Disappear. Yet even within the madness of my own chaotic thoughts, I am learning to awaken. To accept the swirl and even to let go.
This season, I choose to navigate the holidays one breath at a time. To linger for a blissful moment on the pause between.
Then let go.