and m"LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF NOTHING" -D.
What does quiet sound like? Do we even know?
It is peace, it is calm, it is serene, it is without noise.
Well known life coach Rich Litvin said something that captured my attention and heart,
taking this to a deeper place...
He said "magic occurs in the white space".
Immediately, I embraced this as truth. As an artist and introvert, I crave, I protect, I have even
defended alone time as a place to create, to think, to feel.
How little or how much "white space" our spirit might crave only we know-
but it is essential to the balance of life to sometimes be in silence, or to be still.
In today's world, it seems near impossible to manage this- and we are often interrupted by
things that we don't even hold in esteem, but rob us of time.
Rather than thinking about eliminating these things, perhaps we can begin by
prioritizing even just one thing that feeds us.
I am a fan of the word "routine" instead of "schedule", because it has a flow. When life
is busy and there seems little time, flowing from one thing to another causes
a feeling of movement instead of rigidity.
I also love the word "protect" instead of "schedule". I will protect time for a walk
in the woods; I will protect time for lunch; I will protect time with my clients.
Protecting is a gift- not a to-do.
We live in a culture that makes it very challenging to step back and listen to our own voice.
It is something we have forgotten to make time for, or teach our children.
What is it that you crave?
How much time do you protect to listen to the sound of nothing...?