Kristina Jansz in her article, “The importance of pausing” writes.
Imagine reading a book in which there are no commas or periods. Page after page, all the words run together making it near impossible to decipher the intended meaning.
Imagine listening to a piece of music that doesn’t have any rests in it. What you’d experience is a collection of meaningless noise.
Imagine getting into a car and driving it from point A to point B. At your start point you press the accelerator and, without stopping at stop signs or traffic lights, you don’t release your foot until you reach point B. This action will cause chaos and destruction to you and those around you.
The commas and periods in written word and the rests in music are what give context and meaning to these forms of expressions.
Using the breaks while driving allows you to interact with others respectfully and safely on the road. All of these are examples of Pausing and they create order out of chaos. In the same way, taking time out to Pause brings meaning to the energy you output in your life.