Pema Chödrön recommends what she calls “pause practice” as a way of stepping out of the stream of thoughts and preoccupations that can so easily carry us away during our day. To do the practice, just pause and take three conscious breaths. That’s all.
Why would this be useful? My explanation:
The three breaths practice is, Pema Chödrön says (in an article on lionsroar.com), “a simple but powerful practice that each of us can do at any given moment.”
Opportunities to do this include:
“Let it be a contrast to being all caught up,” she writes. “Let it be like popping a bubble. Let it be just a moment in time, and then go on.”
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and writer. Her books include “When things fall apart” and “Start where you are.” Her website: The Pema Chödrön Foundation
This post was originally published on 8th August 2016, updated on 4th February, 2020
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