Pause Breathe Proceed
A Personal Journey
to Truth and Kindness
3 Simple Steps
Create the Pause in your life
to calmly and consciously
that break subconscious habits
and allow you to
live the life you choose
A practice designed to give you tools to:
- Understand yourself and your connections to others
- Realize how your thoughts and beliefs program your subconscious mind
- See how you live your life on autopilot and how to break free
- Rewire your brain to create change in your life
- Resurrect common humanity traits; kindness, respect, love
- Reduce stress/improve health
- Create human connectivity
- Learn compassion
- Create space for creativity and imagination
- Write the rest of your story on your terms
Slow down to see and acknowledge all of the beauty around us and within us.
The Quest for Understanding
Free your mind
Reprogramming The Mind Towards Pause-itivity
The mission of Pause, Breathe, Proceed is to help understand how the mind works, why we react, how our reactions affect ourselves and everyone around us, and how to become kind. The power resides in the Pause. The Pause is a simple ancient concept that allows us time to question our thoughts, our mind. Our mind is a predictive tool that is riddled with assumptions. Pause, question, find the truth and you will find, and be love.
Ultimately it’s about reprogramming your true essence, the core of your being, to be kind and write the story of your life the way you want it to read. At the core of our being is our soul. When we clear the clutter of old beliefs we can connect with the beliefs that resonate with us in the here and now. We can live the life we are meant to live and that life is full of love and kindness.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.
The world will have a generation of idiots.
3 Steps to Freedom
Before you react PAUSE. Allow yourself to contemplate the situation. Are you about to react from a place of negativity or love and kindness?
Ponder and adjust your reaction. Inhale the positive, exhale the negative. A cleansing breath can shift your perspective of the situation by calming your nervous system.
Proceed in kindness, compassion, and love.
Pause – Breathe – Proceed?
The body’s stress-response system is usually self-limiting but it can go haywire. Our quick reactions can trigger the stress response without us realizing it. When stressors are always present and you constantly feel under attack, that fight-or-flight reaction stays turned on. Everyday life has started overtaxing our systems. It’s time to pause.
The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
Impaired Memory & Concentration
That’s why it’s so important to understand how your mind works and learn healthy ways to react.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reprogram neural connections. Our brain wires neurons in response to our actions, feelings, and thoughts.
This allows our brain to fire quickly when that situation arises again.
However, we never question why we react, we just react. Our reaction could be based off an old belief or memory that no longer applies.
If we pause, question, and adjust our reaction, we can decide how our brain will be wired to react the next time. We can write a new chapter in our book.
Words can tear someone down or build someone up.
When we react negatively it may feel good. We may be able to justify our reactions to our friends and garner their support but the truth resides within. It will slowly eat its way to the surface.
You will feel bad.
When you react negatively you send negative energy to everyone around and you absorb the negative energy. This energy, if not eliminated from your body, can fester and cause physical, mental, or emotional issues in your body.
Pause, react or respond in a positive manner, spread love and compassion.
We have become a society of “me”. What’s best for me? We have built up so many walls around us that we don’t even realize the connections we have lost.
As we pause to consider a situation, we take a look at everyone involved. That pause can access our heart and we can see the other person as a human being with their own challenges too. We can agree on the best solution for everyone, not just “me”.
As we continue to pause, breathe, and proceed, we will slowly break down the walls and feel the energetic connection that we all share. We will become kind, compassionate, and loving. We can look each other in the eyes.
Pause and Listen
Human Communication is Not a Priority
We Don’t Pause For Others
Today’s life is lived on a hamster wheel. We get caught in the same old habits, social loops and self centered thinking. We aren’t programmed to pause, to see, to listen to the humans around us. This leaves people feeling unimportant, unvalued, and unheard. Everyone has a story they want to tell but not many people are truly listening.
Here’s just a few ways we do not listen:
We appear to be listening but we are planning what we have to do, we miss their story.
We Already Know
We magically know what someone is going to say so we interrupt their story.
We Aren’t Interested
We appear to be listening but our eyes glaze over and we fade, we miss their story.
We Are the Experts
We ”know” the truth from parents, social media, the news, etc. so we interrupt their story.
We are so focused on our cell phone that we miss their story.
It’s All About “Me”
Instead of listening to understand others, we interrupt to tell our story.
Deep Seated Issues
The topic brings up some emotions buried deep so we interrupt their story.
We Have A Question
Instead of waiting for the whole story we interrupt to ask a question.
How Do You React to Yourself?
“We must love our neighbor as ourselves”
We are our own worst enemies. I’m too fat, too ugly, not fast enough, and the list goes on. When we critique ourselves, we are quick to critique others. Create positive neural connections about yourself in your mind. You will love yourself and in turn love those around you.
PAUSE – ITIVITY!!
The Kids! Create Habits!
“If we could teach every three year old child how to meditate, we would have a peaceful world someday” -Deepak Chopra
The three simple steps of pause, breathe, and proceed, will give children the tools to grow up kind and compassionate in this world of chaos. They can program theirselves instead of reprogramming later in life. Let them create habits of thinking, questioning, listening, and compassion.
PAUSE – ITIVITY!!
It’s time for a change
People are searching for ways to connect, to find peace, joy, and love.
We can’t connect if we don’t slow down, pause, and be present.
As we create neural patterns of kindness, we can create change in us and around us.
Stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, and loneliness are at an all time high.
It’s time to pause, breathe, and proceed with a heart of love. Write your story!