99.99% of all that is, is space

“For nearly a hundred years, we have known that the material world is an illusion. Everything that seems solid – a rock, a tree, your body, is actually 99.99% empty space”.
Deepak Chopra

Space is 99.99% forever present in all that is,
Both in the inanimate and animate.

What of this space,
That is so prevalent and grand?
Are you not curious of its’ power,
To hold all that is, in such a perfect embrace?

For it is the emptiness of space
That can quench your thirst and,
Fill your hungry belly
Because it is the nothingness
That has the power to fill you up.

Make a little space in your mind and,
You will know its power.
It is greater than thought itself.

Let there be space in your mind.

Let there be space in your mind ONLY if you choose. It does not belong on your To Do list

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.

I am the unchanged and through it I change my world

The more regularly I make space in my mind, the less I think about making my life better, it just gets better.  Breath by breath, step by step, I live my most optimum life. On this journey, even when I fall, I am standing. I haven’t really fallen, I have simply experienced the duality of the world. Who I am remains unchanged because the unchanged is who I am and through it I change my world. My world gets better with so little thought, that sometimes I am taken aback at how much is gained with only a few thoughts.

Let there be space in your mind.

There is so very little for you to worry about

“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Stoic Philosopher

We spend a lot of time worrying about the future, the place that does not exist! By doing so we miss the space in our minds and the present moment. We think the more we worry, the more prepared we will be. Of course plan and prepare for the future, that is sensible, but when we live the future in the present and are consumed for hours and days by a future that does not exist, then we are living an illusion. Then we are not planning and preparing ourselves for a future event, we are worrying about something that has not happened and probably will not happen. To do so, is to suffer, when there is no suffering. To worry when you have nothing to worry about. The future will always be the unknown, until the moment it becomes the known and that only happens in the present.

There will always be uncertainty and that’s cool. In the words of John Allen Paulos, Professor of Mathematics, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is”. So let us embrace it because no matter how much you think about the future, you will never know it, for the simple reason it does not exist.

When all your mind wants to do is worry about the future, let there be space in your mind and come to know how very little there is for you to worry about.  It will guide you, so that you don’t have to spend so much of your time and energy worrying. The space in your mind does not know how to let you down. It only knows the most optimum path for you at any single moment. Fall into its’ embrace. It is warm, peaceful and protective.

Let there be space in your mind.