How to Spend More Time in the Present Moment
In this article we will explore Jason’s #1 practice for spending more time in the present moment. We hope this supports you in unlocking your highest potential ✨
“The Great Pause is probably my favorite practice of all time.” — Jason Estes
90% of Our Thoughts Are Unconscious
💭 On average, humans have 60,000+ thoughts per day.
✨ Of these 60,000+ thoughts, 10% are conscious while 90% are unconscious
✨ This can be seen as a problem — we spend most of each day on autopilot.
✨ This can also be seen as an opportunity — 54,000+ chances each day to choose a life we love
What If We Had More Conscious Thoughts?
✨ Right now, you experience 6,000 mindful moments per day
✨ What if that number was 8,000? 18,000?
✨ What might our life look like if you had 60,000+ moments of pure presence each day?
The Great Pause: A Way to Experience More Life
The great pause is a practice of using “I AM” statements to bring intention into our actions:
🍎 ”I AM committing to picking up this apple”
🦷 ”I AM committing to biting this apple”
👅 ”I AM committing to tasting this apple”
👄 ”I AM committing to swallowing this apple”
😍 ”I AM committing to receiving the nutrients from apple”
When we use “I AM,” it creates room for our present self to guide us (rather than our past programs)
“The Great Pause sets a new template in our system — one where our divinity is stronger than our autopilot responses.” — Jason Estes
Opportunities to Practice The Great Pause
If you feel inspired to practice The Great Pause, here are some ways to integrate it into your day:
In the Morning
👣 I AM committing to stepping into the shower
🚿 I AM committing to receiving the water
💆♀️ I AM committing to grabbing the shampoo
During the Work Day
💌 I AM committed to opening my inbox
🤍 I AM committing to drafting this email with authenticity
❤️ I AM committing to sending this email with love
👂 I AM committing to listening to my body
✨ I AM committing to selecting the ingredients with care
❤️ I AM committing to charging the ingredients with love
“If you want to change your life rapidly, try 40 ‘Great Pauses’ a day for 21 days” — Jason Estes
Amplify This Practice
Here are 3 tools that can help you support you in experiencing more moments of presence
⚡Phase 1 and Phase 2 are quantum electrolytes designed to help us process more information from the outside world. With more space, we can find more capacity to experience the depth of each moment.
🌍 Grounded. If you have already mastered Phase 1 and Phase 2, you can explore our Grounded M-State. Grounded supports the neural circuits that help us feel more centered and connected to the world around us.
🏡 VST Patches are wearable stickers that help our cells absorb energy from the natural world. The Harmony Patch invites energy that helps the body to feel more stable and at home in the world. **
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