Two parallel processes– making space within and making space around.
I’m working on creating space within. Building on the space between breaths. Stretching the space between stimulus and response, between experience and reaction. Trying to cultivate a kind of internal spaciousness that will honor the expansiveness of the heart and soul. Creating this kind of space requires a subtle kind of stretching and growing.
Creating space around. I’m working on creating this kind of space as well. Space for multiple opinions. Space for listening. Space for others to shine and thrive and share. Creating this kind of space requires a kind of measuredness. It requires a kind of joyful and intentional contraction. Not withdrawal. In fact, something quite different than withdrawal. Something more like mindful awareness. Something that stops the tongue from slipping into autopilot and the mind from monkeying around.
And so the work continues, making space with and making space around.