Filling The Spaces…

fillingthespaces2There’s a place that I call the in-between stage that I’m fully aware of today. It’s a place where you sit in momentary silence while you’re waiting for something to happen, (which can occur a hundred, maybe even a hundred million times a day). It’s that really tiny space in time when you’re waiting for the subway to arrive as you stand patiently on the platform and hear it barreling down the tunnel, or when you’re waiting to receive your change from the cashier at the grocery store and she hands you back your receipt in hand. Or perhaps when you’re in the waiting line, queued up for the ATM machine during rush hour traffic.

I’m taking notice of these moments tonight. I’m curious about who I’m being in those seemingly, trite, inconspicuous times. There’s something about the small things that seem so big to me. Something about things being small AND big all at the same time. Paradox. They say the devil is in the details. So I wonder who the devil I’m being in those moments. What have I not yet seen of myself that I’m curious to know about myself? Who am I being when I wait? How am I participating with others while I wait? What do I do when I wait?

There’s more to me than meets the eye, even to my own eye, it seems. Human beings are like diamonds. Every diamond has a hundred or a hundred million different facets to it and depending on where the light strikes it, that facet glows. That particular angle and light is then revealed. So, what happens to the other side of the diamond that’s kept in the dark? When do we get to see it? I guess we just need to turn it around and place it under the light and simply notice that it’s there, waiting to be revealed.

Noticing the spaces tells me something about myself. My eyes are wide open and I wait… “Walking carries me, and so I find myself, step by step.”

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17 Responses to Filling The Spaces…

  1. EmanuelNo Gravatar says:

    You hit the mark yet again.
    I say often that it’s the little things…nothing greater. It is so true because it not always what you do but how you do it that defines you or defiles you. It is inspiring to think of how many millions of moments there are all around us everyday. Even moments have moments in between. Opportunities to shine and prove to ourselves who and what we want to be.
    You and your words and your thoughts are very inspiring and encouraging. Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks for posting about this, I would like to read more about this topic.

  3. Thanks Manny. I love what you’ve said about moments having moments and how opportunities are born from those moments. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Simply lovely. Your words captured me and allowed me to reflect where I am also in my life. Self discovery to the core. Not who I thought I was, or even who I thought I should be, and who am I.
    I am still in the journey…

  5. JoanneNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you Corinne. I’m humbled by your message. It sounds like you’re doing some exquisite noticing and coming fully into yourself. How beautiful. Would love to know more about how your journey evolves.

  6. Tom YoungNo Gravatar says:

    The devil is in the details – and so is God – in every moment there is possibility – is this why we say this? Because were we really, truly to consider that all could be altered from second to second then that would be too much power to wield, too undermining of the of the supposed solid ground on which we base our lives and walk confidently upon. What if – what if we dared to truly be open in every single moment to be at choice? – with a clear intention AND simultaneously unattached to that and open to what may be created ‘for’ us (as we can choose to be open to myriad influences in any moment) Now THAT kind of potential would scare the shit out of us – that would be huge, Lucifer-like power at our disposal – best not consider that type of surrender. Stay in control; harnessed to expectation and desire – the future.

  7. Tom YoungNo Gravatar says:

    I notice that when I posted a message appears that my comment is ‘awaiting moderation’ – perfect…that’ exactly what happens in the gap – we impose judgment – we impose ‘moderation’. very cool quantum flirt…

  8. What is truly possible if we completely surrender to each God given moment? What happens when we become the all-powerful almighty vessel by which God functions? What then would the world be like? What supreme unlimited possibilities would we then manifest? Dare to be truly open in every single moment to be at choice…I love that Tom. Thank you.

  9. Very very cool… rewiring what you do in the gap…love what you’ve noticed!

  10. Joanne,

    Great piece and noticing. I think I had one of those moments yesterday, and it just kind of happened. It was the space in between my thoughts, that seemed so incredibly huge, and peaceful and precious.
    I believe we can experience this more and more, if we are willing to slow down. Walking is a great way to see the spaces. Did you get the you tube link I sent out?
    “Walk, walk, walk…”

  11. Patrick!! Happy to see your comments here! Yes, slowing down and walking are great examples to help you notice the spaces – I agree. Curious to hear more about your experience the other day and what you learned about yourself in that moment.
    Don’t see the link…

  12. PatriceNo Gravatar says:

    What if these small moments were the space and the rest just the particules?

    Love were you are going

  13. I’m thrilled that you wrote this post!!!

  14. Could be the most interesting thing that I have read this year!

  15. Great read! You may want to follow up to this topic :P

  16. Could be the most interesting paper I read today!?!

    Sincerest regards,

  17. I don’t even know how I got here, but I thought this post was pretty good. Cheers!

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