For me the Pause has been a tool that guides my road; a medicine to cure my loneliness, my sadness and my worries. Before I rejected the problems I had inside. My problems were a load that haunted my life. I was sick for long periods of time just thinking that my life had been a failure. But, thank you. Now I have found a road. A road given to me by FECD with its shared experiences of feeling, checking, accompanying, and taking decisions; and that for me was very important. Now I have decided to accept what I feel, thank life and my past circumstances. I have freed myself from my anguish and problems because now I have learned to take my own decisions; I know how to check my body; and I also know how to feel what is inside me. The Pause created a space in me to take decisions and confront my problems with the ‘self message’ to improve my life conditions. I am a single woman who looks forward to keep walking forward together with my daughter, and to share my experiences with the Pause with my family and the persons who surround me” (Fabiola Alulema)
My longstanding bond with Christian entities, such as the Catholic University, allowed me to participate in personal and spiritual growth encounters. These events undoubtedly contributed in the formation of my principles and values, which are currently renewed and strengthened with the practice of the Pause – Listen and Learn to Feel through Focusing. This has positively changed my life. I am now harvesting many successes; I give more love to the persons who surround me; I have a new way of living and feeling values intensely. (Patricio Meza)
"I feel very excited for having incorporated focusing techniques into my life. My attitude has changed and I now have a “cleaner” communication with other people because I learned to listen and feel. Now my body gets "prepared" before every reaction and my mind has turned positive, with which I fill my surroundings with positivism (Carlos Martinetti)
I felt something inside looking in the dark; looking at my body from the inside as I never did before. I felt a burning heat, as if I was in a highly irradiated place looking at something beautiful, strange. My heart was beating. I continued calmly, happy, relieved for having known my body. I compare myself with my left hand learning, as I am learning now in this workshop; defeating obstacles, walking forward. Today I have discovered that we must first know ourselves before getting to know others. This is essential, as a team, to work and progress. This is what Focusing has given me and what I owe to it. (Maria Panchana)
This small thing of the Pause is very important. Now I know that I must Pause for everything and this has been very useful. I am practicing it at home and also in the community where I live, and we are seeing results. You can see how people take things differently. I am in permanent dialogue; or when I see that the neighbors have a problem I tell them out loud: ‘Pause, my people, and you will see how things are resolved.’ And it’s working. It is a very small word, but very helpful. I also see very strong changes in myself and in the Cacao Producer Association with which I work. Before the workshops I always fought and struggled with the people. Now I see that by listening to myself internally I can listen to my peer. This has given me a better understanding. The Pause is essential.We, as a group, Pepa de Oro (Gold Seed) are excited to continue these workshops to listen here, for our people.” (Gilberto Espana)
For me the Pause is a very important topic. It makes you feel, think that we must not act violently, but that the act must be delayed a little, patiently, calmly, and always give a good answer for our home and the community. As women, we must Pause for them to learn with us and continue practicing (Lorenza Guaman).