Are you happy with your responses?
This exercise is an opportunity for you to take look at who you are and how you behave. We believe that taking the time to pause and reflect helps us act in ways that are more in tune with values like kindness and generosity.
The higher your score, the more likely you are to be pausing, thinking about your actions and considering how they affect other people.
Based on your responses, your "Pause and Reflect" score, on a scale of 0 to 100, is:
Please pause for one more moment to review your answers, and reflect on the last year.
As the pace of our world quickens, it’s increasingly easy to feel like life is something that happens to us, rather than something that we steer, guided by the compass of our values. Without realizing, we can fall into a default setting of reflexive reactivity, telling ourselves that we will get to our real, highest priorities right after we achieve some milestone, round some corner.
This site was created by a small group of people who share an appreciation for the simplest of routines: the deep pause. Pausing creates a space where one can see clearly, differentiate among the competing stimuli of daily life and make determinations about how to best move forward. We believe there is a great power in standing back, taking stock and making the space to make better choices.
There is no time more apt for recalling the value of reflection than the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. It’s the day Jews the world over pause from asking the urgent, “What do I need to do today?” to ask the deeper questions of, “How have I conducted myself over the past year?” “How do I want to live in the coming year?”
We believe that asking, “Have I taken the time to pause?” can serve as the ultimate New Year’s inquiry. On this Rosh Hashanah, as we pause to examine our actions, let’s also examine our pauses.
The deep pause is not about taking a breather, but reconnecting with our values, principles and deep-seated beliefs. It is about reigniting the pilot light of our conscience. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "in each pause, I hear the call." What call do you hear?
All the best,