Why Make Space
Dear Why Team member,
I hope this week’s message finds you well and seeking encouragement.
In early January, I had a go with Covid and am very grateful the symptoms were not worse- but dealing with the virus that made me very tired, even post recovery, I noticed a heaviness of spirit. We recently reviewed what we all allow within our psyche and how it can affect what comes out. So let’s go deeper into this topic and what has been revealed to me.
A big theme of our Why Team blogs is the importance of feeding our mind and body positive quality items so we can be more for ourselves and for others around us. But sometimes, even when we hit a positive rhythm, life throws us a curveball; that’s why it’s important to continue analyzing our state of being and stay the course while learning from our new challenges.
Remember the term GIGO in the earliest days of computers? People would get upset with their personal computers and what they were producing. GIGO became a reminder of our involvement and responsibility regarding output; GIGO being an acronym for Garbage In Garbage Out. A similar more recent expression I have heard is:
Play Stupid Games Win Stupid Prizes.
These expressions can help us regain the awareness of personal responsibility; remember, responsibility is our response-ability. Let’s use our abilities to leverage the positive over the negative and have GIGO be defined as Good In Good Out or Great In Great Out and let’s Play Great Games Win Great Prizes.
As I have attended more to what I have been allowing into my psyche, as I have turned down the noise and turned up the quiet, I’ve noticed a much desired lightness of spirit.
I have noticed that making space for quiet has opened my receptivity, given me peace and brought in more presence and creativity.
Notice those moments when you pick up your phone just to fill a moment of boredom. Sometimes, consider, not adding more thoughts and images to your mind, make some space - use those moments to really notice your surroundings - try on the ‘being’ in human being.
This week consider turning down the noise, turning off the phone, or at least silencing the noises that come from it. If you have any down time, waiting in a waiting room, resist the call of the phone for your attention. Just be present, notice your breath, notice the detail of your surroundings, consider your body, the chair in which you’re sitting; JUST BE, and see if this practice of presence - just a moment here and there doesn’t benefit you in spades.
We human-doings are greatly served and empowered more to serve others when we take the incredibly valuable time to just be a human-being.
Make it a great week!
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