The richness of an interlude is apparent through meditation; after all, is meditating not an interlude in and of itself? As we meditate we hit the pause button on participating in outer activity: rushing to and fro, responding to texts and emails, planning, ruminating, reminiscing, and tasking.
Meditation creates space for observation. As we simply observe the body, emotions, and the thoughts that arise from the mind, we become at once receptive and generative—receiving all that the present moment has to offer and generating equanimity, balance, and peace. Developing this skill lays the foundation for exploring the higher aspects of the mind: creativity, intuition, insight, revelation, and illumination.
With this meditation we practice peaceful abiding and enjoy the fruits of our labor.