“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Bob* answered his phone, but was not available to the caller. Distracted would be an understatement; perhaps you can identify.
Yes, there is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Learning to create space is vital to your ability to bring harmony to the frantic life, presence to the moment, and listening to the story. To create space we must learn to take control of the pace.
How to create space in a hurry
Here are three simple things you can do; your pick:
- Breathe – don’t take a breath; instead slow down, let it be a deep, cleansing breath. Go ahead, enjoy this life-giving oxygen; do you feel the space it creates?
- Appreciate – think of a person you are thankful for … consider how they are touching your life. What if you send a text message or if you have time, call them; let them know you appreciate them.
- Celebrate – who or what can you celebrate? It does not have to be a party; who could you go give a “high five” to? Who could you send a quick email of praise to?
As Bob related his story with me, I was proud. With just a little space while driving, he reflected on the phone call. He checked his phone’s caller ID, called the number, and apologized for his lack of attentiveness.
Guess what, the caller was checking with Bob to see if he was still interested in doing some work with their organization. The line through his name was erased, because he made the call.
To create space we must take some control over the pace.
Are you there?
Did you have time to do one of the three simple steps?
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*Not his real name