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10 Seconds to Presence

 Think it through to the end. Check your motives 

Habits tend to be unconscious. 10-second pause to presence helps you to choose your next step. Choosing in the power of presence helps to break any habit through the power of awareness. Choose better, do better. 

There are no voids in nature. To change anything is to travel through a gap or “in-between”, from one stage or habit to another. The gap or “in-between” can be uncomfortable as there is a transition of familiarity to the unfamiliar. 

Time, patience and consistency are the keys to the transition. However, oftentimes in our haste to alleviate the uncomfortable, we will react unconsciously to familiar habits. Take 10 seconds to pause, feel uncomfortable and think the action through to the end. Is this where I want to go? Only you can answer.

In my late teens and early twenties, I learned and utilized this wonderful tool. I use this to this day. The 10-second rule. I was fortunate to have people in my life who shared this concept with me. The information proved to be a true guide for life. 

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” 
― Anne Lamott

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