The Power of the pause and the reason we practice.
Learn how to bring compassion and wholeness to every moment. The video below is a breakdown of the various ways practice empowers us to choose between a a life made up of primarily false self-fulfilling prophecies or true self-fulfilling prophecies. Whether you are triggered in the board room, merging on the freeway, or trying to get your toddler to put on their shoes, the process is the same and you have a choice. Will the way you respond make the situation better or will your automatic reaction make you more bitter?
After decades of automatic reactions that lead me to complete despair, I found tools to live into a more fulfilling, connecting, compassionate existence. The opportunity exists in each moment. It takes practice to recognize it, transform our patterns and defenses, and transcend the way it has always been.
The diagrams in the 5:40min video are based on the Viktor E. Frankel quote;
Between stimulus and response there is a space, in that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Below are worksheets for practices that help us engage the pause, reframe our thoughts and limiting core beliefs, and connect with the needs and values underneath our emotional, physical, and thought responses. Send a request email if you would like to purchase a complete practice book or schedule a consultation and create a customized practice book. Follow this link to go to the practice worksheet page
Recorded Lectures from Ordinary Life Class at St. Paul's United Methodist and Brigid's Place, Houston, TX
Books in Print
Transforming Habits is a book of 10 brief practices that bring awareness, wholeness, and connection. The practices are based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Phd, John Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and Robert Gonzales PhD
Children's books help adults and children learn feelings and needs language and foster compassion, connection, and understanding.