There are many times when you might feel like you’re in the middle, literally and figuratively. The gap, space and transition from finishing one thing to starting another can be an interesting space, whether it’s the mind willing your time away to finish something so you can get to another thing or person that’s more exciting and energizing. There is a myriad of reasons why the mind and body can drive you into a place of ‘the next thing, and next thing, and, next thing….’ and then before you know it, the day is over, the week is coming to a close, month after month has vanished in a blink of an eye.
I invite you to look at the transition, the space between doing one thing to another, and what thoughts might run through your mind and how it might feel in your body. What does it feel like to have space, breathe and do nothing!
There have been countless studies indicating the motion of the constant doing can drive you into higher stress levels. The influences on the body’s cortical levels and reaching for vices that keep the stimulus going. Then perhaps looking for a way to shut it all off, in a pinch, because it’s time to rest and sleep. However, the body is so much more sophisticated; the autopilot running in the background can have you wound up so tightly that there is no space, not even to breathe.
I quest you to reflect on creating space and observe the space between each action, word and thought as they lead you through the moments of the day, weeks, months and years. Your inner self and how you direct your life into something greater will thank you for the nothingness.