Each moment, we receive a gift—a chance to be mindfully present—to witness what's happening within, and to breathe. I find this especially helpful to do when feeling an intense emotion…until the intense emotion passes. This process can bring an awareness, and an inner calm, that can help us thrive. Here are a few of my favorite resources that support this mindful process:
One of my biggest challenges is pausing when I’m interacting with others, because I’m so happy to be connecting with them. Yet this doesn’t always allow another to fully finish their sentence/s. However, if I focus on watching another’s expressions, tone, and embracing the pause that follows their words (while I simply breathe)…that pause comes far later in the conversation than I could have ever imagined (they had far more to share than I knew) and their story goes to a place I would have never known. This allows true connection.
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