The Embrace of Restful Being

Written on 10/16/2023
Rebecca Anuwen

In the ceaseless hustle of life, moments of true rest can feel like rare jewels—precious and far too scarce.

But in the open palm of each day, there lies an invitation to pause, to breathe, and to envelop oneself in the restorative cocoon of tranquillity.

A Sacred Pause dedicated to rest is more than an act of self-care; it's a revolutionary embrace of your own well-being.

This pause serves as a soothing balm, quieting the chatter of the mind and gently rocking the soul in the cradle of the present.

Immerse yourself in this sanctuary of stillness by following these steps, each designed to guide you into the serene embrace of a Sacred Pause:


Step 1: Setting the Stage
Choose a space where you feel at ease, free from distractions and interruptions. Let this be your sanctuary, even if just for a short while.


Step 2: Comfort and Calm
Adorn yourself or your chosen area with elements that evoke peace—perhaps a soft blanket, a calming aroma, or the gentle glow of candlelight.


Step 3: Position and Posture
Lie down or sit comfortably, supporting your body in a way that allows ease and relaxation to flow through you.


Step 4: Breathing Into Being
Turn your attention inward and begin to notice your breath. Without judgment, observe each inhale filling you with life, and each exhale carrying away tension.


Step 5: Releasing Judgment
Allow your thoughts to come and go, embracing them not as distractions but as ripples on the surface of your deeper, intuitive waters.


Step 6: Embracing Rest
Let yourself drift in this state of relaxation, free from the urgency of doing, and fully present in the peace of simply being.


Step 7: Gratitude
As your sacred pause nears its end, invite in a sense of gratitude. Thank yourself for the gift of this restful moment.


Step 8: Emerging Refreshed
Slowly awaken from this sacred pause, carrying the peace and rejuvenation into your everyday life. Let the serenity of your experience infuse your actions and choices with a renewed sense of well-being.


By cultivating the Embrace of Restful Being, you create a hallowed space within, a sanctuary that is always accessible, whenever you choose to return.

May this sacred pause serve as a rejuvenating oasis, nourishing the deepest corners of your being.