A Sacred PAUSE

photo of Seattle yoga therapist and Craft graduate Toni Aswegan

photo of Seattle yoga therapist and Craft graduate Toni Aswegan

There is a sacred space between what happens to us, and how we respond.

Have you ever received a hurtful text or email, only to respond with anger and frustration?


us, too.

It turns out that a deflective response doesn't make us feel any better about ourselves. In fact, it only perpetuates feelings of negativity. When we’re feeling upset or unsettled, what we need is to take a pause. Our responses to tough situations lay the energetic foundation for everything that follows, and so we deserve to take SPACE.

It is in this boundless, timeless pause that our authorship resides.

Take a moment to breathe, journal, talk with your friends, and author a response that is loving, compassionate, and clear. While it may seem like an urgent response is necessary. It is not. Let your feelings settle. When you do respond. Respond without blame. Take ownership of your feelings. Communicate yourself fully. Trust that if others cannot meet you with the same softness, than it may be time to move on.