CONFESSION: I am a Human-Doing not a Human-Being. I don’t know how to be still. So since yesterday, I have been at home, sick with a viral infection. When I realized that I was sick, I was not happy. The timing was all wrong. Not only was it a crucial day at work, but also, I was supposed to be out of town this weekend for a friend’s birthday celebration. Well at least I could catch up on some paperwork right? Wrong! Last night my computer died and I realized that the power cord was at a friend’s place. Then my phone died as well and I couldn’t find the power cord for that either. So there I was, cut off from the world, forced to be still and just sleep or read a book. I woke up this morning, still not feeling 100% but more rested than before. Life had thrown me a “PAUSE” and I was forced to take heed.
We all need a pause sometimes for whatever reason. Maybe we’re supposed to use them to contemplate the deep mysteries of life or simply to take a long nap. Whatever the reason, learn to welcome the “pauses” of life with gratitude and learn from them.