Friday, 8 May 2015

Week 18: Employ the Rest Step

The concept of the "rest step" as a metaphor is this week's theme.

A "rest step," according to Wikipedia, is "a pause of motion with the rear leg vertical and fully extended, while the front leg is relaxed except as needed to adjust the balancing of the climber's body and burden on the rear leg." The idea is to provide the climber a very brief movement of relaxation in each step, something that greatly increases endurance. People can use the "rest step" both literally when climbing and as a metaphor in life.

I invite you to metaphorically put a "rest step" into practice this week in a way that offers you the opportunity to be kind to another person.

One way to interpret this idea is to very consciously pause or slow down when engaging with another person. This might manifest as increased eye contact or slowing your inner dialogue to more fully listen to the other. Of course, there are multiple ways to interpret this. Use your intuition to guide you.

Pay attention to your inner dialogue as you contemplate this theme and include any confusion you may find you have with it in your journal summary.

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