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The Pause, What is in a Name?

“When we pause, allow a gap and breathe deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there's the world.” ~Pema Chödrön

"I’ve always delighted in learning the stories behind names. Some mean very little when they’re given, awaiting their keeper to shape them; others feel almost like a fated directive, an intention set. The origin story for this newsletter’s name falls somewhere in between — “The Pause” was one of several options we had brainstormed, but we knew it was the right one when Krista sent over the following quote:"

"I have been trying to make sense of this wisdom since. What keeps us from seeing the world when we’re in motion? The question feels particularly pressing of late: Spring’s recent (and belated) arrival here in Minneapolis feels like a return to movement. The sidewalks are suddenly brightened with pedestrians delighting in each step; the trees are in constant evolution as buds unfurl to blossom; even the air can’t quite stay still. It’s difficult to pry myself away from the beautiful motion of daily life." - Kristin Lin Editor, On Being Studios 

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