What is proactive about mindfulness? In order to shift from ‘mindless’ autopilot to proactive engagement with life, we need to do something. We need to ‘reboot’.
We do this by taking a mindful 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 this process. It is a virtual gathering of people who have some common interests.
Our shared interest is in making sense of our life in a mindful, creative way. That is, looking for meaning in a way that encompasses both felt sense and intellectual understanding. Looking for a sense of meaning that is not static, but 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.