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Statio – Christine Valters Paintner

September 24, 2020

“In the monastic tradition there is a practice called statio, which is the commitment to stop one thing before beginning another. Imagine that instead of rushing from one appointment to the next you pause between each one and breathe just five long, slow breaths.” 

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

Before exiting this blog, pause and take five long, slow breaths. What happens when you intentionally pause?

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