Thursday, April 24, 2014

I AM THE PAUSE BUTTON ON LIFE.


WHO AM I?
     I am the gap, the pause, the time-out, the recess, the break, the praylaya, the moment between systole and diastole or stimulus and response. The sliver of a second when the pitch leave’s the pitcher’s hand and the batter commits. I am the “uh-oh” moment AFTER you’ve committed to a huge force like gravity, or love or a fist-fight - an action you can’t undo. I am all these things EXCEPT, you are able to consciously step into that gap before the pitch arrives, before you fall down the rock face, plant the kiss or the punch - and are able to stand between cause and effect.

WHY AM I HERE?
     This is not about time – it is about timing. It’s about being able to imagine forward and backward and see the gaps in time. It takes practice. In German this is called the rückshau (rook-shau) and it means “back view.” Rudolf Steiner (1879-1925), a social scientist, recommended the practice of reviewing the day in reverse each evening before going to sleep. You literally imagine your day in reverse like a motion picture going backwards.


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