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 30 minutes exercising everyday.
Read 1 book each month.
Eat my 5 a-day
I am not knocking these as great ways to improve yourself, but by being on my ‘to do’ list, they silently let me know that if I didn’t do them, then I didn’t quite get there that day and would feel a pang of guilt, even if only slightly.
Creating space in your mind is not about feeling guilty, or obliged to 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.
This is not about the mantra’s of the outside world, to ‘be the best’, ‘just do it’ and ‘get improving’. It’s simply about silent space, if ever, whenever you choose it. If you make it a must and put it on your ‘to do’ list, it just becomes something you should do, which carries with it guilt, if you don’t do it and sometimes even anxiety, before you do it. The choice to create space in your mind must come from you and no one else, anytime, anywhere, anyhow you choose.