Letting there be space in your mind, is not another thing to add to your ever expanding To Do list. It is quite the opposite. It is wholly your choice, anytime you choose, for as long as you choose, if you so choose. The space in your mind is who you are, forever present. Re-connect at your will.
When my mind was noisy, all I had was a list of things to do, to improve myself and my life:
Spend 10 minutes meditating each day.
Spend 4 minutes visualising my dreams each morning.
Spend 30 minutes doing cardio every other day.
Spend 10 minutes juicing each morning.
Spend 10 minutes writing down my goals each morning.
Read 1 book each month.
Spend 1 hour networking each week.
Spend 30 minutes writing in my journal each day.
Spend all of my life listening to others!
That’s what it felt like. The list was tiring and pressurising and it quietly let me know that if I wanted to be ‘better’ at work, in my relationships, financially, in love, in health, then I must adhere to 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there 30 minutes each day, 1 hour each week in order to be my best self and have the life I want.
The list went on and on and the more it did the more stressed, guilty and ‘not good enough’ I felt. There was always something I wasn’t doing as regularly as I should be. (I so dislike the word ‘should’. It impinges on my freedom of independent choice and makes me feel guilty if I don’t do something).
The space in your mind, is already there. It is already you. If it occurs to you to create space in your mind or you need it or want to do it, make space, if not then don’t. There is never any pressure, just freedom of choice. The sheer awareness of the space in your mind is profound enough in itself.
This is not about the outside world and it’s mantras to ‘be the best’ , ‘just do it’ and ‘get improving’. It’s simply empty, silent space, if ever, whenever you choose it. If you make it a must and put it on your To Do List, it becomes the thought of another and you will not be at peace with it.
Let there be space in your mind, if you so choose.