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Feng Shui Tip: Hit the Pause Button!

In yoga it is said that the way we transition from one pose to another is just as important as doing the actual pose itself.

If you think about it, many things have a transition time. Every time we get out of bed, we make a few positions in order to finally rise up. Every time we get out of a chair, it takes us a few extra steps to reach a standing position. We may not notice it, but it does happen.

The ones who live in a place where there are seasons are now experiencing the transition from summer to autumn. We’re leaving a period that perhaps was filled with constant barbeques, entertaining out-of-school kids, traveling, and playing sports.

Now, we’re entering the going-back-to-school, returning-to-regular- work hours, and checking-out-the-sweater situation.

It’s also a time to pause.

This is one of the best times to replenish you. Sit quietly outdoors and observe how nature is changing. My sunflowers are still in bloom, but I can see a difference in the leaves on the trees. We can really benefit from reflecting now, as we prepare for our own transition to the next point in our lives.

Write down in a journal anything you’ve learned in the past few months. Is there anything that can help you move forward? Have you realized that there is something you don’t like or you are just putting up with? Have you realized that there is something you really want to accomplish?

Reflecting now can only help us in our upcoming future. Mapping out what we are doing for the rest of the year can only makes us more productive. Because before you know it, the crazy holiday season will be here. Soon we’ll be “dropping the ball” (pun intended) and welcoming 2014, even if we’re not ready for it.

For your homework this month: Stop. Pause. Admire nature and relish the transition to your next pose.

Until next month…



Reader Comments (130)

I think we can really benefit from reflecting now, as we prepare for our own transition to the next point in our lives...
January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebt Relief
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January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWind
Thanks for the informative post
January 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDigital Tech Mart
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January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKazim Ladimeji
Great post. We need to pause, and look aound, set the goals.
Thank you for sharing!
February 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhoc php
..That's something I should be doing more often. Maybe I should add a repetitive alarm for reminding me to just Pause for a second.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane
Really interesting post thanks! -
February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTotal Linguistics
another good post you made.
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February 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersewa photobooth
Good ideas put together. We need to think for a while before we take future decisions. The thinking should be about our past experiences and future prospects.
Thank you.
March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
Wow great post. People have stopped to embrace nature and are running now a days. It is very important to find out a quiet time out with nature. Thanks for the article, it was calming
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March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrosir Tas
Really nice post thanks! -
Great Post and awesome photos. Peace of mind is most desirable
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April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterExplore facts
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April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBisnis Pulsa Murah
Great post. When things are hectic in our life we often forget that we need quiet time to wind down and rest the mind.
April 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
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May 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertoko sepatu
I try to hit the "pause" button at least once each 6 months. It is not too much, but when I do it, I feel much better.
May 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

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