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 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 bringsΒ 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

Namaste

 

28 Comments on “Inner Spaciousness

  1. Excellent advice, you see it time and time again when people react on the spur of the moment, how they perhaps wished they had paused for that deep breath and given it some thought.
    I am learning to observe more and more. and take more spaces even between blogs.. lol..
    Sending Huge hugs dearest Val, your posts are always full of wisdom..
    Love and Blessings ❀ πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

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  2. This is very true. Allowing space between external stimulus and our response is also empowering. We are no more bound to react in a certain way. Even when something unpleasant happens, we can choose a positive mindset and respond from there, rather than getting trapped in dark negativity. This choice empowers us.

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  3. Yup. Took me years to cultivate the habit of pausing, both outwardly but more importantly inwardly. Such a difference, allowing me to perceive things as they are rather than simply reacting to an emotional trigger. Aloha, Val. ❀

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  4. a wonderful reaction
    to take an action
    of enjoying an in breath
    rather than saying what
    i would have said πŸ™‚

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