As we move through our days millions of thoughts stream through our minds like a running brook carrying us to places we like and places we dislike. The mind’s function, at least in part, is to actually think thoughts. Yet, there is another function that has become evident – to notice the spaces in between the thoughts.
Like the breath that transitions from an inhale to exhale, exhale to inhale, there exists a space, a slight pause before each inhale becomes and exhale and each exhale becomes an inhale. Confused yet? Good, that tends to get our minds out if it’s habitual way of thinking and for at least a moment, we experience this () space.
So how on Earth do we find this space in between our thoughts and why should we? Well, why not I say since it exists for some unknown reason far beyond my understanding AND since it provides relief and perspective to this wild roll coaster we have affectionately come to know as – Life.
Sample practice to get in touch with the space in between our thoughts as one can do this countless ways:
- Wherever you are, start there – pay close attention to each and every thought as one thought (conveniently?) links to another.
- Slow your thoughts down 1( )by( )1
- Feel the aliveness in your body
- Connect with your breath and the spaces that exist after each exhale and each inhale
…now that some awareness has arisen, be aware of what you go filling up all that space with…
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” ~Buddha