“The act of meditation is spaciousness” – Sogyal Rinpoche
I wanted to share with you how someone explained “spaciousness within us” to me. Imagine you have a hook, in order for this hook to attach deeply into something, you need it to be dense and heavy.
Imagine this hook is people’s emotional heaviness, their pain, their anger, their fear. In order for them to hook into you strongly, they need dense heavy emotional pain in you also, they cannot attach this hook into spaciousness, they cannot hook their pain into you, if you do not have this energy within you.
So now imagine the hook trying to attach itself into a spacious energy. One that is light and filled with emotions like love, peace and compassion, this emotional energy is spacious and is not something the hook can attach to and so they do not try.
We create spaciousness within us through letting go of our heavy emotional pain that sometimes is locked deep within from our past. This pain, whether it be from unforgiveness, hurt, rejection or sickness makes us heavy and dense, and this is how people who are also heavy and dense are attracted to us and hook in.
The more we let go, the more we lighten our emotional load and are more likely to attract positive people and good experiences into our life.
“Slowly you begin to understand that both hope and fear are enemies of your peace of mind; hopes deceive you, and leave you empty and disappointed, and fears paralyze you in the narrow cell of your false identity and this makes us feel heavy.” – Sogyal Rinpoche
Below are a few ways I help create spaciousness in myself:
* Yoga/Breathing Techniques
* Positive thoughts and affirmations
* Letting past hurts go
* Daily choices to create peace and love in all my experiences
It is not to say we are free from being around heavy energy, we are just less likely to attract it in when we are light and spacious.
“In the space of freedom opened up by meditation, when you are momentarily released from grasping, you glimpse the exhilarating spaciousness of your true nature.” – Sogyal Rinpoche
How do you create space in your life?