Before I get into “pause what a pleasure” It’s hard to believe a decade ago my AR journey began. Needless to say, I love the Rain (and it showed as I splashed often here 9 out of those 10 years!) Whether I am just taking a break “or” this is just my new normal here; I just don’t know. Regardless, I love the Rain and its members!
As most of us know; -the real estate business isn’t static. Plus, dealing with the public can at times be very stressful. Even if you’re not “in the business” -life can be stressful which is why I am sharing something I recently learned “pause what a pleasure”.
About 6 months ago my girlfriend and I decided to go to a Kabbalah class in Los Angeles. Now despite rumors or Wikipedia’s definition – Kabbalah (from my experience) is an ancient wisdom that empowers us to improve our lives, discover our purpose, and achieve the lasting fulfillment we are meant to receive.
Over a course of 4 months, once a week my girlfriend attended Kabbalah classes. My girlfriend and I ended up loving the courses as we learned so many great things including “pause what a pleasure”.
Now, just because I attended several months of Kabbalah classes doesn’t make me a teacher of any sort. But I will do my best to explain the Kabbalistic meaning of “pause what a pleasure”.
Simply put: Pause what a pleasure is a tool to control our reactive nature in hopes of turning our reactive nature into proactive thoughts and actions.
For example: When something triggers my reactive nature. The very first thing I do now is pause (and say to myself) what a pleasure. Whatever has triggered my reactive nature I welcome with a clear understanding that this is merely my test/challenge. Whatever is attempting to get me upset is my chance to confront and overcome proactively. Once I have paused (before getting upset) -I now have the opportunity to elevate past any anger and then take positive steps to address and solve the problem. The Kabbalist say all challenge (including getting mad) is an opportunity to overcome.
Please note that this is the simplest of simplest explanation and description of “pause what a pleasure.” I will also note that is just one method and practice of learning to better deal with stress.
Whether it is the horrible traffic, a lost deal, or even a divorce -do your best to pause first “tell yourself what a pleasure” and then in a proactive way deal with the issue!
PS: I’ve been supporting a lot of local bands in town lately. One band (PHYGG), in particular, I see often and I really love. They cover so many great songs I love “plus” they have several original songs, too! Below is there original song “Too Far Gone”.