The Japanese have a word for the beautiful concept of spaciousness...YUTORI. Writer and story coach Sally Fox describes it as:
living with enough time and enough space to allow the world to fill you, often in simple ways.
Seems easy enough to do, doesn’t it? But so often we find ourselves rushing to an event or appointment arriving exactly on time or, perhaps, even a few minutes late and, thereby, leaping directly into the scheduled activity, missing the beautiful ambiance of the moment. And, yet, it is in this wondrous and mystical ambiance that the world speaks to us and fills our souls with the energy of every element that is a part of each scene we enter.
We live truly enchanting lives. Each new setting we find ourselves in holds vibrational character and potential personal impact. Each setting is just waiting to interact with us having been assembled by the Divine Universe to address the issues we care about and are concerned with.
But we must trust our hearts to be the connectors, inviting them to listen, see and feel the moment. Every living thing has an animating spirit. Every animating spirit exists to support our journey. All we need do is invite and engage the support we seek. We are surrounded by thousands of opportunities, by animating spirits excited for us, joining together to help us evolve. Everyone and everything is BREATHING this joyful ministry.
Messages are waiting to be delivered to inspire and motivate us. The scent of a beautiful flower may evoke a tender feeling in our hearts. The sight of a child’s playfulness can remind us of the purity and power of authenticity. The coldness of the steel we touch may evoke the memory of a news report of immigrant children sleeping on cement floors. Any or all of these moments may stir our hearts to take action in the direction we wish to grow.
But to SEE all of this, to not pass it by we must invite each moment of our day to speak to our hearts and we must create the spaciousness for this to happen. We must pause in our valiant efforts of DOING to choose BEING instead. Being present. Walking into a moment and breathing it into our hearts. Feeling ease. Seeing the love and support awaiting us. Inviting the spirit and beauty of all things to engage with us in our SPACIOUS lives.
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