In our day to day, where is the space? The discerning pause. The intentional choice to not fill up every nook and cranny of our lives. The experience of spaciousness is often sorely lacking in our day to day. Too often it remains non-existent in our schedules. It is MIA in the way we listen to both ourselves and to one another. We do not have space for our own emotions and needs or for the differences that arise between us. We leave no room for coincidences or synchronicities; closing out the chance for the long arm of the Universe to work its magic in our lives.
It is only from a place of spaciousness that can we notice the temporary as it rises and falls, always giving way to something else in our minds. When our minds can become as vast as the sky, the annoyances and problems become like leaves blowing in the wind against the back-drop of that very same sky.
In the meantime, we are filled to overflowing. And we are choking on the effluence.
The spaciousness is found in the gap between breaths.
It is in the conscious pause as you step through your door after a long day at work.
It is found in the self-control required to turn your phone off and to quit the obsessive and time-consuming checking.
It is in the early arrival for your next commitment that affords you the opportunity to just sit for a few moments.
It is in the regular use of the word, “No.”
It is in the taking of a long, slow deep breath before a response.
It is in the setting aside, each and every day, a time to check in with yourself.
And it is in the recognition that who you are is far vaster than any to-do list or external expectation of how you should spend your limited time here.