A One Word Wish for 2018: Restraint

My single hope for all of us this coming year: take a step back.

The Sickness

The Remedy: Restraint

“Restraint arises naturally in the pause between actions. We breathe in and before we breathe out, there is a pause. Our bodies know how to pause, to stop and wait before taking action. In that pause we have the space to become aware and consider the results of a particular action before we choose to take it. That’s all we need for restraint, the ability to pause and become aware. When we stop and notice, we have the opportunity to experience what it’s like when we are not blinded by greed. We wait. We consider. Then the action we do take is based in a deeper awareness of what is beneficial to us. There is no rush. There is only relaxing into the pause.”

Author of “The Wabi-Sabi Way” and “Be, Think, Do”. Subscribe to my newsletter “Woolgathering”: https://goo.gl/UhzUYL.

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