Tara Brach: The Sacred Pause
In a world of nonstop activity, how can we pause the treadmill, relax our minds, and wake up? According to Tara Brach, clinical psychologist and founder of the Insight Meditation community of Washington, we need intentional rituals to wake us from our frequently trancelike mind states. Myriad spiritual traditions offer these “sacred pauses” in various forms. Through the sacred pause, we can experience life beyond our strategizing, become intimate with what’s happening—and experience our own tenderness.