Monday Musings: A Time to Relax & Practice Stopping!

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We have found that it is important to take time to relax and practice stopping on a daily basis, and this idea came about from our practice of mindfulness and these words from Thich Nhat Hanh: "Many of us have been running all our lives.  Practice stopping."

 

The form of stopping doesn't matter.  Sometimes we walk on the beach, or sit on our deck admiring the plants, the bees, and the hummingbirds. Sometimes, it is sitting in the office and looking out the window.   These are all moments of mindfulness, they are moments of rest.  When we return to our work, we are refreshed and inspired, and the work flows!

 

Today, and every day, take a moment to practice stopping.  Remember, the form does not matter, what matters is that you stop.

 

Wishing you all a delightful day and a great week ahead.

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and the same to you, and we are looking forward to our TaiChi/Qigong class, and having our Edith, our wonderful housekeeper clean our home.

Jan 13, 2020 08:52 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Lottie Kendall I have not seen parrots here, and we had bunches both in Napa and in Los Angeles...A

Jan 13, 2020 08:54 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Love this concept, and enjoy stopping and noticing what is around me. Thank you for the reminder.

Jan 13, 2020 08:57 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice to share.

Enjoy your walks on the beach.

Jan 13, 2020 09:01 AM #6
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Jerry Newman
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Thanks, Alexandria. This is very relaxing and I love the image you chose for this Motivational Monday.

Jan 13, 2020 09:34 AM #7
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Ted Glover
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Good morning to you both Ron and Alexandra Seigel the first photo which I had thought was a still, wasn't. Very inviting and peaceful to say the least. Taking a break surely helps to reset and get motivated and back on track. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Jan 13, 2020 10:07 AM #8
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Love Thich Nhat Hanh books and as always enjoyed your post.. Have a Happy Day

Jan 13, 2020 11:25 AM #9
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Happy Monday and I too love the quote. I need our morning walks to keep my head on straight. For me it reminds me of what's important. 

Jan 13, 2020 12:03 PM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Love the image Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Besides friends and family, the beach is the biggest thing I miss. Yesterday, Rick and I went to the Home Show in Phoenix just to getaway. No computer. It almost felt like a mini-vacation.

Jan 13, 2020 12:20 PM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I know what you mean.  This morning we left for out TaiChi-QiGong class without either one of us having a phone.  Then we stopped to pick us some dinner ingredients, and actually had to pull out our wallet instead fo using the phone...

All was well, no one needed immediate attention in those 2 and a half hours.  LOL A

Jan 13, 2020 01:01 PM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy Streib the beach has been windy and cold and is usually 10 degree cooler than our temp even though. we can walk there in 10 minutes.  Our high today is 62.  So we are in classes or exercising at home for the most part.  Today, we accidentally? left our phones home on our way to Tai-Chi...and then stopped at the market and used credit cards instead of the phone...who says we have to be tethered to the darn thing?  LOL

Jan 13, 2020 01:04 PM #13
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Beth and Richard Witt Thich Nhat Hanh is one of our favorites.  There are so many wise people to learn from.  A

Jan 13, 2020 01:06 PM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Ted Glover Thank you for your kind words.  We like to reset/reboot throughout the day.  It is a great way to stay relatively sane.

Jan 13, 2020 01:07 PM #15
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Roy Kelley the beach is cold and windy these days, and the temp is around 47...so we are chosing alternative venues.  A

Jan 13, 2020 01:08 PM #16
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I took this quote to heart today, and we both forgot our phones when we went to our Tai-Chi class this morning.  We were off the grid for 3 hours, and we did not miss a thing that could not wait.  LOL A

Jan 13, 2020 01:14 PM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Ron and Alexandra Seigel - that really is a wonderful place to practice stopping--on the beach at the edge of the ocean.

Jan 13, 2020 01:53 PM #18
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Sharon Lee
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What a mesmerizing photo. That would make anybody stop.  Have a great evening. 

Jan 13, 2020 04:07 PM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant Schneider we did not get a chance to make it to the beach, but we did make a point to stop several times today.  A

Jan 13, 2020 05:20 PM #20
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon Lee Yes, it does, and I hope you are doing just that, wherever you are at the moment...Happy Monday.

Jan 13, 2020 05:21 PM #21
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Morning Alexandra.

The only sad thing is, I wasn't there in the moment.  Oh well, it is what it is

Jan 14, 2020 02:09 AM #22
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