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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl

The pause between our reaction to an external stimuli and how we choose to respond is essential in our evolution as human beings. Otherwise we react instinctively from our animal brain.

Space allows us to be open to choose our response

Gives the time for deep full breaths with long exhales.

There is more here than clearing the mind

Being present to our inner state

Reduces clutter and brings clarity.

Space allows for expansion

Learning to be observers without judgment.

In this space our life energy flows through our being

Mind, body and spirit connect

Drawn to the light of inner freedom



20 comments on “Inner Spaciousness

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for this. ❤

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  2. Focusing on that space makes ALL the difference!

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  3. Beautiful light filled space Val 💚💕

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  4. time & space can solve many things.


  5. Another great article, Val! It reminds me that of all the things we can learn best from our beloved dogs it is the ability to stay in the present!


  6. Love this…and the photograph, too!

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  7. The pause between our reaction to an external stimuli begins with our awareness of the pauses after the inhale and exhale.

    We train the mind through the breath.

    Music without spaces or pauses between the notes is noise. The breath needs the pauses to flow and work properly

    Our mindfulness practice creates the separation from thought and immediate reaction.

    It is a learned skill


  8. Space is the way through the collective insanity, I think. ❤


  9. That space is indeed precious. Loved reading every way you describe it’s magical effects.


  10. Your words and reminders simply make me feel peaceful! I get it…don’t always do it, but I GET it! LOL! Have a wonderful week, Val. I’m supposing that you will. 🙂


  11. Thank you for sharing this, Val! xxxx

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  12. Beautiful and very timely reflection for me. Thank you, Val ❤


  13. Beautiful Val and thank you for this reminder ❤


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