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Texts from @cherihuber via Twitter help me stay present.

It’s not always easy for me to slow down.

In fact, it’s frequently hard.

There are so many things I could/should/want to be doing at any given moment, and I find it challenging to choose stillness.

But Cheri Huber helps.

Several times a day, @cherihuber sends a tweet, which I receive as a text. Sometimes I ignore the messages. Sometimes they make me roll my eyes. And sometimes they are exactly what I need, exactly when I need it.

“Breathe.”

“Turn your attention to joy.”

“Believe that you are amazing.”

“Life loves you. All of this is here for you.”

“Slow down. Be mindful of what you are doing. See it with new eyes.”

These are the kinds of suggestions that show up on my cell phone. They are opportunities for me to pause and reflect, absorb or dismiss.

The wisdom comes from community—anyone who wants to can submit a message, and everyone gets the benefit.

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This was one that I submitted. It was fun to receive my own assurance!

Sometimes when I check my phone, it’s an unconscious attempt to tune out of the present moment. When I see a text from Practice Everywhere, it’s a conscious reminder to tune in.

Pausing is important, and this is one of the many ways I do it. What works for you?