Take three breaths. Three slow, full, complete, intentional breaths.
Mindfulness happens in the pause. In the time it takes you to breathe three full inhales and exhales, you are living in the pause, where silence occurs, and we allow ourselves a chance to hit the reset button.
That pause is also a place to hear our own voice more clearly. If you listen, you will hear what your heart tells you. Intuition is the best advice you could ever get (even better than your mom’s).
In that pause, you have the ability to choose what comes next. Will it be from the heart, or will it be a reaction to what came before? Will it be constructive, loving, supportive?
What if you made all your choices in life following these three easy steps? Stop before you respond to another’s words. Listen before making a decision. Pause to hear what the next step is. Guess what? Your heart is always right.
Andrea Neil, RYT 500, TIYT
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