The Power of a Pause

Last Update: January 29, 2022

Hello World & Wealthy Affiliate members around the planet Earth or 'Three Rocks from the Sun' --- here it is the very last Sunday of January 2022 -- how time just flies by so quickly like a wink of an eye!

Well, just spent a bit of time chillin' after a very busy week and got some reflective reading done and came across this insightful quote by the founder of Tiny Buddha.

This post is a quick chat about the power of a pause!

Of course, most people are in a hurry most of the time trying to get somewhere in their busy minds, yes?



Notably, with such busy minds roaring away, it just may bring some undesired encounters or incidents with others, doesn't it?

Well, I found these words of wisdom that just may help someone, somewhere in this big wide world to find a peaceful result, no matter of how small or of how big -- sometimes, in our spheres of influence, there just maybe someone who may need to hear or read these words and it may be of assistance in calming potential 'blow-ups' or 'hot' or 'rash' situations ...

It's been oft-said: 'an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure' -- so preventive medicine is so much more effective than getting things to such an extent that greater measures are required to return to health.

we all want more peace and calm in our lives, yes?

here's what Lori has to say:


PRACTICE THE PAUSE:

"Pause before judging."

"Pause before assuming."

"Pause before accusing."

"Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly,"

... and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.”

~~by Lori Deschene~~Founder of Tiny Buddha.


Moreover, a helpful 'containment exercise' is to take a deep breath and count to 10 (ten) before saying or doing anything as a preventive measure as well.

As once damage is done, is it retrievable?


Plus, to further expand the thought processes of calm -- Scott Stoner (Pastoral Counselor) adds a few more examples of the power of Pause:


"Pause before becoming overwhelmed."

"Pause to listen more before being too quick to speak."

"Pause before sending emotionally charged emails."

"Pause before posting heated comments on social media."

"Pause to examine our own biases."

"Pause before talking badly or gossiping about someone."

"Pause when feeling impatient."

"Pause when feeling stressed or exhausted."

"Pause before being so quick to defend yourself."


Take the time for yourself and do take a rest or take a break whenever the need arises.

We can hopefully avoid 'war' that way, yes?

Such conflict just isn't worth it most of the time.

It's counter to the productive use of our personal energies.

All to say: know and understand the true value in the strength and power of a Pause.

It's priceless!

So, let's all relax and chill -- after all it is Sunday -- a time of r & r (rest & relaxation).

Nourish your heart well each and every day! ... and you'll likely make it to the next century! ...

alright, fabulous folks, let's all head back on the WA roadway of success > > >

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davebux Premium Plus
Some great advice here Keisha.
If only I would pause more often.
Life is a helter skelter at times so I must take note.
Bux
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Zoopie Premium
Helter skelter.
You thought I’d let that go unchecked.
The Beatles 1968.
Lol
Stephen
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davebux Premium Plus
A one man juke box Stephen.
I'd forgotten that one.
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keishalina Premium
... it's all ok, Bux .. helter-skelter eventually has to settle out back to balance ... lol ... :))
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keishalina Premium
... love the music by the BeaTles ... :))
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Zoopie Premium
Ta ta tatata Taaaa. WhaT song..hey ….
Stevoi
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davebux Premium Plus
How long have I got to think about it.
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Zoopie Premium
As long as a punch and Jude show, lol.
Stephen
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davebux Premium Plus
I've run out of time.
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keishalina Premium
... my goodness! ... haven't heard about a 'punch and judy' show in eons ... must be a last century thang ... lol ... T special for u ! ....
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keishalina Premium
... well, Bux, someone once said, ' we all have 100% of time! ' ...

run well ... lol ... keep well ... :))
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davebux Premium Plus
Never heard of it Stephen. Was that a Beatles song.
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Zoopie Premium
Hey Jude. Tatata tadada da dadada da.. hey Jude..
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Zoopie Premium
The clue was in the Jude , Hey Jude..T a da. Lol
Stevoi
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keishalina Premium
... by jove, zoopiee-e! ... i T-hink you've goT iT!! ... lol ...
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keishalina Premium
... always such a wonderful chuckle ... lol ... 😂🤣🤣 ....
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davebux Premium Plus
Too cryptic for me. I must try better.
Had me thinking for 24 hours.
Bux
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Zoopie Premium
I would have been Outta my brain on a train. With thinking for 24 hours.
Who, is that..
And what album…
Lol.
Not again..
Stephen
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davebux Premium Plus
Vaguely recollect The Who but not sure of the sing song.
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Zoopie Premium
Quadraphenia.
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davebux Premium Plus
Of course. So obvious now that I know the answer.
Good one.
Bux
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Zoopie Premium
T oo right. Hehe.
Steveoi
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keishalina Premium
.... caugh-T ya!! ... lol ...
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Fleeky Premium Plus
Beautifully!
🍉🍌🍋🍊🍐🌽
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keishalina Premium
... you, too, beautifully! ... :))
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QiMindset Premium Plus
Thanks, Keisha, for the reminder of the power of the pause!
A harsh word unsaid because a pause was taken does no harm and equally valuable, no harm is returned in retaliation.
It's even helpful to pause before a good deed or word is spoken or done. This allows gratitude to soak in to give the word or deed even more power to change a situation or even a life. One never knows the potency of what is spoken or written, we may as well take the time to create a moment filled with love and gratitude.
Keep writing wonderful words, and thanks again for these!
Keep thriving!
Al
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keishalina Premium
... yes, agree and so true! ... to give pause and to allow the pause to soak in with goodness and light before the action or deed or saying ...

thanks kindly ... :))
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Hi , Keisha

A very powerful message, indeed!

The Italians have an expression - “piano, piano, si va lontano.”
(slow, slow, one goes far)

In Italy they take life slow and understand the “power of the pause.”

It’s amazing how much time you can save by doing things slower.

It seems a bit counterintuitive, but that was one of the most important things I learned during my years living in Florence and Rome.

Something that has served me well, even all these years later! 😊

Frank
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keishalina Premium
.... yes, love everything italiano! ...

slow cooking is absolutely wonderful !

indeed, we all need to be more cognizant of just taking that 'pause' in the moment ,,, better results for sure! ....
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Yes, it’s a bit laughable in retrospect. I thought I was a hot-shot ivy league student doing research and studying abroad, but they straightened me out pretty quickly.

They weren’t very impressed with the “American” high-pressure way of doing things.

Once I realized my error and changed to their way of doing things I had the time of my life!

I should have followed the old adage “When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do.” 😊
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keishalina Premium
.... that's a cute story by you ... a-ha-a moment! ... lol ...

it's all part of life -- the learning that we all go through to progress along ...

yes, the adage of 'When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do!' and it has lasted a very long time and is still in use today, occasionally!

ah, the wisdom of the ages ... thank goodness! ... :))
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Yes, and I was actually living in Rome!, Duh... Che Stupido!

The inexperience that comes with youth! Live and learn.😊
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keishalina Premium
... duh! ... lol ... i think it's call impetuosity?! ... or impetuousness? ...

you know -- being impulsive as a young one ... lol ... :))
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
I'm still quite impulsive, all these years later. I thinks it's "in the genes," but I love being Italian.

I was lucky enough to be raised in a very ethnic environment. We all had a blast and still do!

My last name is Baffoni, which literally means "big mustache." 🥸
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keishalina Premium
.... chuckles! ... how wonderful! ... it must be the 'fire' in you! ...

you love music, you love good food, you love people, you love everything italiano .... what more is there in life?! ...

you've got everything going for you -- even a big moustachio!!

so fun ... 😂🤣🤣 ... let's rock 'n roll ... 🎵🎵🎵🎸 ... lol ....
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Zoopie Premium
Beautiful post. Nailed it to a T.
Stevoi
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keishalina Premium
*** appreciate you popping by to enjoy a wee chat and T-ea 🍵🍵 for 2 ... lol ... cheerio ... :)) ***
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