Go inside where silence is. Stay there. Let words bubble up.
Pema Chodron encourages us to look and feel for the gaps in life.
The gap at the end of our breath; the space between our thoughts; the naturally occurring pause after a sudden shock, unexpected noise, or moment of awe.
Trungpa Rinpoche advises that intentionally creating these gaps in our day, by pausing to look at the sky, or stopping to be still and listen intently, or refraining from saying what you think just before you say it, is called, “poking holes in the clouds.”
These fleeting moments of no-big-deal, no internal conversations, no judgment or strong opinions of righteousness, are simple, and yet so powerful.
It’s a conscious decision to pause in between the busyness, day after day.
And the more we practice this simple yet beautiful intent, the more we feel the gaps and the spaces grow within us.
Over time this leaves us feeling spacious and gives us a whole lot more room for love, abundance and joy!