Butterfly in blue tonesOne of the strangest yet most important teachings I learned in naturopathic medical school was “First Do Nothing.” While the words have stuck with me over the years, I am only now just beginning to understand their significance. PAUSE creates an opportunistic space between our experience and our reaction to that experience. Allowing time and space between words, gestures and actions can in turn allow for deeper insights, better listening and closer alignment with our truth.

Today’s Challenge: FIRST DO NOTHING

Today I challenge you to take time for PAUSE when talking with your co-workers, when hearing about your child’s day at school, when craving sugar, or when someone cuts you off in traffic. Notice the magical potential for a positive shift in that small space of time – it may be the best medicine you give yourself all day!