Tara Brach writes in Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha,

Learning to pause is the first step of Radical Acceptance. A pause is a suspension of activity, a time of temporary disengagement when we are no longer moving toward any goal… The pause can occur in the midst of almost any activity and can last for an instant, for hours or for seasons of our life… We may pause in the midst of meditation to let go of thoughts and reawaken our breath. We may pause by stepping out of daily life to go on a retreat or to spend time in nature or to take a sabbatical… You might try it now: Stop reading and sit there, doing “no thing,” and simply notice what you are experiencing.

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