~Viktor E. Frankl
It's so easy to fill the spaces with thoughts, with doing, with food, with substances that alter our reality, with people, etc. It seems that we thrive on run-on stories. I know all too often I get caught up in stories and then I run off believing them rather than making space for all that is contained between. Somewhere along the way I adopted the notion of "no space between stories," but as I grow older I have to wonder if there is a better way? I feel as if the rawness of emotions lives between the stories. Just think of the galaxies....there is so much going on in between worlds.
This notion of the space between reminds me of a lesson in one of my coaching classes. My coach Michael was inquiring about about our values from a recent Needs and Values Assessment that we had completed.
He began class by asking us what our true North was? He offered us another question of inquiry: "What truth/s do you align yourself with?" When you feel confused can you look to the North Star of your heart and find alignment?
So my friends, I ask you, what is your true North star? And how does aligning with this part of yourself help you to enjoy the spaces between your stories? Can you pause and allow the space to be empty before you take your next breath? As Viktor Frankl reminds us...."In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
May You Sweetly Seek:)