I’ve given myself space-time.

This week started with some bristling uneasiness.  But instead of falling into fear and trying to figure out next steps, I decided to give myself this week to take time– to NOT FIGURE THINGS OUT.  To give myself some space and time.  Some space-time.

Be in the questions, yes- but allow whatever comes- to come.

I asked myself- what if I trust fully?  

What if I don’t try?  What if I trust that all is aligned and in place now?  What if I trust that I simply need to make a space in which to be and breathe?  To not force?  To do good work?  Not desperate work?

I am in the midst of this taking time time- and my heart is beating a bit easier.

Time does not mean making more time- it’s about allowing the unknown.  If a question comes up- I won’t fixate on fixing, but allow the answer to come in its own time.  It doesn’t add to the to-do- it allows for space.

Space-time today included moving myself out of my studio/bedroom/living room— and into nature.   I had a hunch that if I walked with a don’t know mind, allowing myself to discover treasures in the park- that I would get some clarity on some research I was stuck on.  Knowing that once I looped around the lagoon, I would know what I needed to know.

Some treasures in the park:

I looped back to my block, and indeed- an aha! answer came.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu

 

Untangling Past/Present/Future Journal Exercise

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We may find ourselves stuck in a cycle, weighed down by our past, distracted by our perceived future and not living fully in the present.

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

I have found this new exercise liberating— drawing out the untanglement.  It was born out of dialogue around letting go.  The octopus image is inspired by my student Liz, who often uses the octopus in her imagery.

She practiced this new exercise yesterday, with beautiful results:

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Check out Liz’s new blog!

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