How to Pause Chaos with Meditation

Pausing Chaos with Meditation
How to Pause Chaos

I think of meditation as “non-reactivity training,” when we take a pause to observe the reaction we are having before taking an action.

Karah Pino, MAcOM

After allowing our initial, instinctive reaction to pass by, we then have more time to choose how to respond with intention and care.

When we practice observing our own reactions, we can better understand the nature of our instinctual patterns and can learn to respond thoughtfully and creatively. This is especially important as a parent.

The experience of being in a meditative state is one of calmness, peacefulness and a sense of well-being.

After meditating, this sense of well-being can continue for a half a day or more. The well-being can also fade at the next stressful event and becomes another opportunity to reset our experience with mindfulness.

After meditating regularly, you will find that you are able to regain your calm more and more easily after a stressful event.

You will also find that the feeling of peace gives your creative mind more space to find solutions to problems and this leads to less worry because you begin to trust in your ability to take a pause and make more and more thoughtful choices.

By modeling this approach as parents, we are teaching our children to do the same. It’s a win-win!

How to Pause Chaos
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By Karah Pino

A versatile communicator, critical thinker and far sighted problem solver. Trained in creative thinking with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art including Metalwork, Multimedia Sculpture and Digital Design. Earned a clinical Master’s degree in East Asian Medical Practices and Principles such as holistic creativity and nature based systems. Trained in shamanism, trauma recovery, naturopathy and indigenous wisdom through Navajo Wisdom Keeper Patricia Anne Davis, learning the Indigenous Ceremonial Change Process for wellness restoration and harmonious living.

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