I suspect that the word spaciousness evokes a deep-seated longing in most of us.
We just know we want that kind of quality in our lives.
But what’s it for?
Hold on, that sounds a bit utilitarian!
Yes, but it might help us to move beyond unfulfilled longing and even guilt, of the ‘I ought to do more because my life doesn’t feel like that…’ kind.
Being a little clearer about what we want this space to create is part of the rewiring of our minds.
It helps us make the daily intentional choices that enables us to embody spaciousness, not just talk about it.
After all, the opposite of distraction isn’t focus, which seems to act as a permanent weapon of self-destruction because we can never have enough.
Instead, it’s attraction.
So why do we want to create space?
In case you missed it earlier in the week, this thread exploring spaciousness has been inspired by listening to the poet Naomi Shihab Nye in conversation with Krista Tippett for the On Being podcast: “Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside…”