stop.

Stopping is the basic Buddhist practice of meditation. You stop running. You stop struggling. You allow yourself to rest, to heal, to calm.

~

Thich Nhat Hanh

the basic practice of stopping before we begin or continue, even if only for a moment or a few breaths, can also provide the space to ground ourselves and allow a freedom to choose what thoughts to go with or let go of, what words to say, and what actions to take, choosing what is beneficial rather than what continues the patterns of harm and cycle of suffering.

~j

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