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Looking for some inspiration and tools you can use to help you create a more fulfilling life?
You will know within a couple of minutes if this is for you.
The purpose of this website is to help those who choose to be ready to awaken to their loving power, the only real power that there is.
I spent the first several decades of my life in anger, denial, addiction and confusion. I would not wish that kind of life on anyone. What you experience here is designed to help you move through your "stuff" with more speed, power and calm, moving more smoothly through the challenges of life than I did for the first 50+ years of my life.
My intent with the tools offered here--many of which are offered for free--is to help those of you who are ready to move beyond the tired and old solutions you may have tried again and again without success.
If you are determined to find quick, simple answers to your problems that will have you in Nirvana by next Tuesday or sooner, there are a multiude of websites and teachers who pretend to do that for you. This website is for people who have had enough of that. I do not pretend to have your answers for you. I assert that you have the answers and that you have access to them as you learn to trust yourself. What I have here for you---sometimes light and humorous, sometimes quite direct---is designed to inspire and provoke you to claim this loving trust.
Please read slowly below and pause briefly in silence wherever inspired, hushing up the insanities of the edgy, chattering mind.
Your head, if you listen to it, will tell you that you cannot do this.
Notice your feelings when you do.
This is heart stuff. You can choose to filter this through your heart and be aware of your feelings when you hush up your head.
Humbly offered as your equal, no matter who you are: If you try to figure out my work here with your head, you will quickly find that you are fighting with yourself or simply pissed off, depressed or numbing yourself.
Until we are fully awakened, we are all stuck in some conditioned set of responses to life that have not been working for us and have been destructive. For me, it was anger and addiction that were the centerpieces of my life until I let them go.
Almost all of us are addicted to some drug, some pattern of of unconstructive behavior, some unloving pocket of thought and behavior that we allow to hold us back from our realization of awakened destiny. People can spend multiple lifetimes stuck in "can't." They think they can't stop overeating, smoking, drinking or treating their lovers like dirt. They let a variety of substitutes for real love and power be the norm.
Or we fight our own Self about what real power is: we stay stuck in the inner battle we allow imaginary ego to wage on the heart.
What might you be holding onto that offers some brief, artificial or anemic solace?
Doing something regularly that is harmful to you makes true self-respect and self-love impossible.
For me, it got to the point where I felt insane at times, feeling not at all in control over what I was using or doing to harm myself.
You may be addicted to something simple and apparently harmless: reading novels that help you avoid life, acting unconsciously with your partner or children to give you a false sense of power, stealing from your employer because they don't pay you "enough," acting as if you are superior or inferior to others.....
If you have not been growing love in your life, then you are still practicing a form of insanity.
Insanity is prioritizing the perceived needs of this mental/emotional imagined being called ego that we have foolishly thought defines us.
True sanity is heart-based.
The programming of ego, this little imaginary gremlin, is that "it" thinks that it is us, provoking us to think that we are it.
Maybe, for you, it is now time to override this ignorant programming. Maybe it is time to let past conditioned lies be released.
Now, so many of us are on the precupice, readying ourselves to take the Big Leap into what I call the Ascended Way of Living.
For so many, there seems to be a wall that prevents the leap: The programmed design of ego seems to be that it fights more fervently for its apparent life as the true Self gets closer to letting "it" go.
At some point along the path for all of Us, we let go of the perceived need to see awakening as tortuous journey, a distant dream.
We come to understand that living the Awakened Life is simply a choice we get to make as we embrace trust of Self and of all experience as Teacher.
There are no accidents. If there is something happening to you, there is something to learn from it. And the basic lesson tends to be that it is most wise and collectively-impacting to respond to whatever happens to you with Love.
The simple tools you will find find here are offered to assist you in moving beyond all the tired old excuses and peceived blocks to your awakening. If you are ready, what I offer here may be a significant catalyst for you to move more fluidly, calmly and happily than I did through the first 50+ years of my life.
It is time for us to find our own truth in our own way.
The tools you will find on this website are designed to inspire our awakening in very simple and direct ways. Please enjoy exploring YourPauseButton.com.
To get a feel for what is here for you, try a Pause Session below.