I hope you’ve been enjoying July! (Whether it’s summer or winter where you live, I love connecting with actors all over the world each week).
That is the beauty of modern technology.
On a side note: I’m not sure how I missed feeling 2 earthquakes in one weekend, but I hope all of my Southern California readers are all okay.
Make sure you have shoes near your bed, flashlights and a battery powered transit radio as the very basics of your earthquake preparedness kit. Here is a full list of items recommended by the Red Cross.
I just learned how to turn the gas off and the water main off at our house, just in case. Do you know how to do these things? Make sure you do.
I moved here 5 days before the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, and that one shocked me to my core. (So maybe that’s why the Universe made sure I was swinging on a swing with my kids this time around).
Whether it’s a dealing with a natural disaster or even dealing with the daily life of being an actor, I know this to be true….
No matter where you live, I hope you’ve also been taking time to pause this month, to get outside + enjoy nature, without checking your phone.
With modern technology at our fingertips all day long + requests coming at us from all angles, giving ourselves permission to pause, to take a break, as well as not check social media or email one more time, can be challenging.
Our brains inherently want to remain active + in charge, and not relinquish control.
But when we choose to pause, we not only give our brains a rest, but we are also tuning into the higher mind.
Pausing can feel like we’re not accomplishing anything,
But actually, in our pause + our mental reset, we return to aligning with our highest self. It is there that we gain clarity + inspiration + end up taking much take less action to accomplish our desired outcome.
Best selling author, Bryant McGill states, “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.”
So, ultimately, your calm mind is your superpower.
It is an actual act of courage to pause + simply be in this present moment.
In pausing, you invite in possibilities that are not known by the logical brain.
Pausing allows you to trust that whatever comes up is here to serve you in a positive way.
Pausing will help you react differently + more mindfully.
So I hope you’ll find a way to make pausing in July a daily practice.
In your commitment to surrender, let go, and step into the unknown, you will discover that this is where the magic happens, this is where inspiration is born + this is most likely exactly what your mind, body + soul needs right now.
And, if you’re a doer who loves being busy (I get it!), research shows that pausing is actually one of the most creative + productive states of mind.
Here’s to enjoying the relaxation, the freedom + the gifts that come when you give yourself permission to pause.
Love + Gratitude,
You’ll also be invited to my private Facebook Live Coaching call this weekend (and every month), where you can ask me anything – LIVE!