It is for people who have a shared interest: We want to make sense of our life in a mindful, creative way. That is, we are looking for meaning and purpose in a way that encompasses both felt sense and intellectual understanding.
For us, ‘meaning’ and ‘purpose’ are not abstract words, static concepts. They have the moment-by-moment fluidity of felt-sense experience. Being in touch with these experiences contributes to life flowing forward.
It is a very serious endeavor, in the sense that it means a lot to us. But it is not ponderous. As in any creative endeavor, there is a lighthearted side, a spontaneous energy that carries us forward.
It feels good to have kindred spirits in this journey. It feels good to keep remembering that there is a broad range of people, who, each in their own way, are exploring this territory.
We are stimulated by specific insights that resonate with us. We are also inspired by the variety of ways in which it is possible to explore this territory. We can each find our own way while feeling supported by the sense of a common thread behind our various perspectives.
To shift from ‘mindless’ autopilot to proactive engagement with life, we need to do something. We ‘reboot’ by taking a pause. This is what all traditions of mindfulness, thoughtfulness or emotional self-regulation have in common.
So this site is dedicated to exploring the various ways in which ‘people of the pause’ approach the process of making sense of life, moment by moment.