The beauty of being a writer is that your work and inspiration can be created and found in abundance. As I sat down to write this blog I had an entirely different plan in my mind on what I wanted to share. I settled down in my chair out on my back porch and something caught the corner of my eye. Up above in the beautiful blue sky a red tailed hawk was soaring. They are such spectacular creatures. I literally stopped, jumped out of my seat, and watched with awe and wonder for several minutes. As the hawk flew on the breeze without even flapping its powerful wings the word spaciousness floated into my mind.
Spaciousness is something that many of us are lacking. We fill our days with duties and our nights with distractions. When we limit the amount of space that we leave for inspiration to arise, we live a life that could contain so much more joy.
The flight of the hawk literally opened up space inside of me as I saw the vastness of the sky in which it flies. The spaciousness that must be inside of the hawk in order for it to soar so effortlessly on the air currents. The freedom of being one with mother earth our beautiful planet.
How can you find ways to create space in your life when you have so much going on? By taking time to really evaluate what you do with your valuable time. Perhaps instead of coming home and sitting on the couch to watch the news, you go take a walk outside. How about instead of waking up to check your emails right away in the morning, you take five minutes to write out of few positive affirmations for the upcoming day! While you are on your commute to work, create space between your thoughts by taking deep long breaths, diving into the sensation of breathing!
There are so many ways that we can unclutter our lives and find spaciousness. I will leave you with the following quote from one of my favorite teachers Bruce Lee to ponder…
“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water into a tea pot, it becomes the tea pot. Water can crash…or it can flow. Be water, my friend.”