Such pauses aren't stoppages, just simple moments of rest and rejuvenation when, drawing on spiritual resources, we prepare for the next forward thrust of movement, opportunity and growth.
Spiritual pauses are useful... and powerful. I encourage you to enjoy your pauses today as they ready you for next steps of progress.
* "Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, — wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory."