The small breaks in the text of the Torah scroll are there for us to stop and digest what came before, yet this lengthy parasha has no breaks.  It is about Jacob's exile, When he was on the run from Esau and trying to make it in the world. If one paused in the middle, none of it would make sense. Indeed, sometimes in life we can't stop and think. Life is lived forward but it can only be understood backward, and so like Jacob we need to move forward knowing that for each of us, God has a plan.