I write and talk a lot about BEing versus DOing. Getting lost in something and losing all sense of time is epic. Personally, I’ve been craving (and receiving) spaciousness in my life for this very reason. I desire space around things so that I can get lost in them. I’ve given up rushing from one thing to the next. It still happens occasionally – ‘cause you know, LIFE! But I don’t desire to live without spaciousness because it’s the only way I can be mindful and that’s my life’s work. To be mindful to everything – in my environment, my body, my field and in the collective.
So yes, I love the feeling of spaciousness and getting lost in things…but for me there is something even better.
The spaces IN BETWEEN!! Like the pauses between your inhale and your exhale. Let me rampage on some of these moments for a little bit and let you soak in the feelings:
The moments between poses in a yin yoga class.
Coming out of a deeply relaxed state.
Stepping into a warm bath after a busy day.
Stepping out of the bath after a long, luxurious soak.
Lifting your head from a task you were immersed in (like drawing or sewing) and seeing the world around you.
Those few seconds after you first wake up.
That pause after you take the biggest inhale you have ever taken of your favourite flower or essential oil.
Looking up at the sky.
When you sit down after a busy morning, ready to take your first sip of tea.
That split second after you put the kettle on to boil.
Those glorious moments after you press play on a favourite song.
Exhaling as you climb onto a treatment table with your favourite therapist or body / energy practitioner.
A smile exchanged with your partner or child.
When something catches your eye.
That intake of breath when you first spot a rainbow.
These are the moments IN BETWEEN. When we are moving from one thing to the next; delightfully present in a moment of pure BEING.
These moments are my sweet spot; where my Soul speaks to me the loudest. You’ll find me living in these spaces in between. Here, we are so open. These moments are incredibly expansive and filled with infinite possibilities. Like the darkness between stars, these moments are filled with mystery and magic. These moments caress me and gift me with the deepest insights. These are the moments I am here to explore. I crave them.
Once you begin to dance with these moments – you learn to expand them a little longer each time. You learn to stay and open even more, to receive the magic of that space in between.
What I wish for you womxn, is that you begin to delight in these spaces in between. Open to their magic and take it with you into the next moment and the next and the next.