Inner Spaciousness

 

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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 like animals.

I’m not going to go into a commentary on the twitter zoo that we appear to be living in,  but would like to reflect on growing this sense of spaciousness in our lives.

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 freedom

Namaste

 

20 responses to “Inner Spaciousness

  1. 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

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  2. 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. 🙂

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