Saturday, January 23, 2010

Creating Spaciousness

Creating Spaciousness

Life is busy, things to do, calls to make, work to be accomplished. 

Details, information, tasks, all of which can create a bit of a frenzy in our lives. We rush from one thing to another, barely breathing, losing conscious awareness of our bodies, hearing only the mindless chatter of our thoughts which urge us to keep going.

Tired after reading my first paragraph?  That's because I jammed a whole lot into it much in the same way we jam activities into our lives.

So what if we were to cultivate spaciousness in our lives?  More open time, less rushing.

Sounds good doesn't it? But, there are so many things I have to do! Yes, that may be true but begs the question how many of them do you absolutely have to do right now?. Are there some that you may feel are urgent, that you want to cross them off your list, but aren't really that time sensitive?

This topic has come to my own mind because tomorrow I am presenting a workshop, and it's my usual mode to create alot of personal space starting about 3 days before a workshop to about a day afterwards in order to allow the spaciousness needed to let my ideas come to the surface in a relaxed manner. It's been a busy week for me, and it wasn't until last night that I realized I needed spaciousness; not just space per se, but relaxation and calm. 

Today I am devoted to creating more spaciousness in my life. Are there ways you can do the same?

1 comment:

  1. I always try to become a bit more modesty
    It is not simple but practical ,because
    I don't need much to have to be happy, and
    whether I am happy or very successful in my
    short life ???
    Above this I try to make and to have
    breaks also during the day
    while I ask myself ???and try to meditate
    What is the meaning of my life and the meaning
    of life itself??
    What is my priority ????
    and who?? would I like to be??
    best wishes Horst