A Sacred Pause

In the middle of the week we are far too often wrapped into a multitude of tasks, worried that we won't get them all accomplished before the weekend.  We can't settle on any one thing, jumping from window to window on our computer, multiple tabs open and our minds becoming increasingly frazzled.  In our conversations we find ourselves rushed or distracted, we are unable to truly listen and be present with the person with whom we are talking.  The answer is to perforate our day with sacred pa … [Read more...]

Statio

Monastics have a practice called statio that they use as a tool to be mindful and attentive in everything they do.  Statio is simply stopping one thing before beginning another.  In its negative formulation, this means no multitasking.  Each task, each conversation, each dish washed is completed as a singular event.  One key to practicing statio is to pause for a moment after each task.  For instance, if you are checking Facebook, pause for a moment after you've finished and then go to the next t … [Read more...]


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