Project 52 | Make Space

“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

Project 52 Make Space

 

This is Week 23 of {Project 52} Stay Awake. You are welcome to join in anytime during this year-long mindful living photo project. please upload your photos to our Project 52: Stay Awake Flickr group so we can see what an Awake life means for you. And, if you also use Instagram please use the hashtag #awakeproject13.

I make everything so complicated.

I wake up and my head is just spinning with all the things I want to happen.

I fill my to-do list to the brim because I feel a sense of urgency like no other.

Every minute available — which isn’t much — is about completing some task, reaching some goal, or making some dream a reality.

And then, as always, I wake up and realize life is not about the end results. It’s about the journey of getting there.

I was reminded of this concept this weekend after one of my girls ended up with lice and we went on a cleaning frenzy. Normally, that would ruin a weekend but instead, for us, it inspired us to finally rearrange our bedroom. I’m writing this post in my office … dreaming of our new space that feels so much more calm and inviting.

I am just imagining what that newly created space is going to do for our marriage and our lives, in general.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
~ Allen Saunders

This week’s Project 52: Stay Awake is about about making space for what we long for in life.

Fill the calendar with space. Leave room for dreams to unfold, for passions to light up and find their spark in the world.

If you want to create something, clear space for it.

If you want to play, create space for it.

If you want to dream, find a wide open space for it.

If you want more love, crack wide open for it.

Make space.

More and more space.

That’s it this week. Just leave space. Where would you like to make space in your life this week?

Speaking of space …

The Playful Family Adventure

Also this week, if playing and enjoying life more as a family is at the top of your Thinking Mama’s to-do list, this is your FINAL week to sign up for my very light and cheery summer e-course The Playful Family Adventure! Lots of playful ideas to get your mind spinning in new directions on how to turn your ordinary, boring routines into magical moments. Let’s play more the next couple of months!

5 Responses to Project 52 | Make Space

  1. Love this post, Shawn. I do think you have to make radical changes to slow down and be more present. It takes a great amount of courage and strength to change a behavior that has manifested over a lifetime. Thanks for this post, lady. ~ Marnie

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