Focus on the space

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A few weeks ago we did a road trip through Namibia. What struck me most about Namibia was the landscape and the ample space. As far as you can see there is space. It feels as if there is nothing. As if it is just an open space.

After sitting in the ‘empty’ space your thoughts start to slow down and you are stripped of your preconceived ideas. You realise there is no such thing as nothing. Nothing is something. You realise that if you focus your attention on the space possibilities open up.

I became aware of my own tendency to rather focus on something. I would focus on a tree, a structure or a dune rather than the space around it. Not realising that I’m closing down the vastness by doing that.

This time of the year we tend to focus on the overbooked diary and busy schedule. In our life we only see the problem, the sentence in the email that we disagree with, the crack in the wall, the branches of the tree, etc. We don’t see the space between. We don’t focus on the aspects that we agree with, the blank piece of the paper, or the space between the leaves of the tree.

How might things be different if you start to see all of it? How might it open up space within you during this busy time of the year?

Learning: Focus on the space and allow it to open up space within you.

Healing question: How can you start to see space as just as important part of the bigger picture and not as an area that still needs to be filled?