October 26, 2020

The power of the pause between action and reaction

Responding is not the same as reacting. One is instinctive, the other, mindful and deliberate.

One of the important practices we try to master in MISSION is the pause before the reaction, for it is in this pause that we learn to distance ourselves from the situation. When we pause, we give space for reframing a circumstance, hence allowing us to harness the lesson and the true value of the situation. 

If you wish to be present for the people you care for and the people you work with, to learn how to stop reacting on impulse, then this article is for you.

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