Space + Time
If there’s anything we Americans want more of, it’s space and time. We want bigger homes, more land, high ceilings, more bedrooms, more time, longer weekends, more freedom… I have told myself for years that I was a slave to space and time, these two universal substances I had no control over. They were my boundaries, my obstacles, my setbacks.
Last week, when I missed posting, I got a big dose of one of the universe’s lessons: space and time are the same thing, and what we experience of them is what we’ve created.
Since moving to Roanoke, I’ve been desperately trying to create a morning routine — and failing miserably. Meditation, exercise, pre-10am shower times…they’ve all disappeared. Instead, I’ve been sleeping until 7am (late if you consider I used to get up at 4:40am) and then working almost from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep. I’ve been feeling stressed and irritable and depressed.
I’ve been doing it to myself.
I let space and time control me. I felt subject to its limitations, bound by them.
So this week, I’ve decided to reclaim my power and to create space and time in my life — for the things I love to do, for the people I love, for time just to breathe and be. I already feel happier and more free.
Have you ever let space and time control you? How did you break those chains? (Extra advice welcome!)