“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.” – Rollo May

Pausing is one of the strongest tools we have to acquire awareness, and to make conscious choices, steering our life in the direction we want to.

Enriched and overwhelmed by stimuli coming to us in different shapes and colors, to give ourselves permission to take a break from action seems the last thing we ought to do.

There is always something to do, a phone call to make, a book to read, a movie to watch, an adventure to start, a friend to visit.

What makes the simple act of pausing so difficult?