Create Space

In a world where we value collecting things (people, places, and objects), creating space can be a practice that is against the grain.  And yet, it serves us by freeing us of our attachments.
— Rev. Evelyn Foreman, M. Div.
Create Space for Good to Come In - Path of Presence - Business for the Mindful Soul

Space is defined as a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. 

In your life right now, just as it is, how much space do you have?

Whether you are answering the question from a tangible standpoint ("I've got no space for another piece of furniture in my house") or from an intangible perspective ("I don't have space for another project in my life at the moment"), being mindful of how FULL your life has become is a point of practice.

In a world where we value collecting things (people, places, and objects), creating space can be a practice that is against the grain.  And yet, it serves us by freeing us of our attachments.

If we take a look at our personal computer and its optimal functioning, we may be able to gain a new perspective.  When the computer runs out of space, we automatically delete or move items out of storage so that the machine can perform optimally. 

What happens when we ignore the need to create space on our computers or mobile devices?

It slows down, freezes or simply ceases to work.

In a similar way, when we empty ourselves of burdens, toxins accumulated through life, releasing energies that have latched on to us that no longer serve us, we perform better.

When we release by purging and surrendering all that no longer serves us, we give up the seemingly good to for better.   This is the practice of creating space - to allow the dynamic flow of life to come, stay a while, and release when the visit is complete.

What might you be holding on to that needs to be let go?  What in your life, do you need to create space for?  How might you begin to loosen these attachments to ultimately be free?