“When we pause, allow a gap and breathe deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there’s the world.”
Welcome to The Summer of The Pause, a weekly moment to “slow down and look out” through tools and teachings for the art of living.
Until a few days ago, billions-of-year-old light had been pinging around in our universe, undetected. Now here we are, suddenly offered a glimpse of the once imperceptible, rendered into view: a lush, beautiful, and wholly reorienting vision of our ever-expanding universe and our place in it.
As we peer through cosmic dust, we focus our lens towards transitions — what lies “between A and B” — in the human experience.
May this Pause allow you — with one foot firmly planted in the here, and the other suspended in the not-yet-there — to court the mystery and wonder you encounter in all the transitions you inhabit this season.
Generative Questions with Yo-Yo Ma
As you inhabit a transition,
how do you move from A to B?
Notice what this evokes for you as you listen. Make a few notes in your journal about the transitions that are alive in your world and what it’s like to be in this process of change.
Go Deeper: A playlist for your week
Listen to the full episode with Yo-Yo Ma and a few companion episodes from On Being and Poetry Unbound for your continued exploration of the in-between. Save this playlist to your Spotify.