STOPTIME: Live in the Moment.

Lisa Hopkins: The Places Where There Are Spaces

February 11, 2022 Lisa Hopkins, Wide Open Stages Season 5 Episode 19
STOPTIME: Live in the Moment.
Lisa Hopkins: The Places Where There Are Spaces
Show Notes Transcript

It is often not until we look back that we recognize the intrinsic beauty of these unplanned, non-specific moments that make up our lives.



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How many times have you looked back at something that has happened in your life and thought

 “If only I had known how amazing that was I would have appreciated it more” ?

It is often not until we look back that we recognize the intrinsic beauty of these unplanned, non-specific moments that make up our lives.

We are so focused on where we think we need, should, or want to go, that we hold back from being all in too soon, for fear that we aren’t ready yet. Buying into the idea that we will be “WHEN”….

But what are we missing along the way? 

What are the things that you don’t see that are right in front of you in this moment that will become clear only through the wider lens of retrospect or worse yet what are the things that you’re missing altogether? (Make no mistake, this is not FOMO and has nothing to do with anyone else but you.)

These things are Off the time continuum - not on your list or calendar. Rarely recognized or deliberate. They just happen. They’re always there. Ripe with possibility for a new storyline or a plot twist, ready to be created. Whether or not you slow down long enough to notice them is up to you.

Can you think of a time when things haven’t gone as planned but something else occurred that would not have otherwise happened? That’s created space. Unplanned and unexpected, a departure from the itinerary you so carefully map out for your day, your week…your life.

There are beautiful spaces to experience and explore between leaping and landing, learning, and growing, giving and receiving, the charted and the uncharted, today and tomorrow, the vision and the dream. 

They are places full of energy and life and possibility that exist both in the extraordinary and the seemingly mundane. They are everywhere all around us in each moment and in between each of those moments - in everything we do. 

These spaces are unattached to purpose or goals, they are in the moment where gratitude and deep learning and understanding coexist. Gone unnoticed, these very same spaces are wasted, rendered inert into a hardened, closed solid regret.

If we are the culmination of all that we have experienced up until now, how might we open ourselves up to seeing, exploring and creating more of these spaces in each moment of every day? The once that are here right now.

I am working on writing my first book. There I’ve said it!  I wasn’t planning on saying it, but I’ve created the space for the courage to say it out loud to you in this moment.  Who knows what that will go on to create but I hope that  the space on the page will be there to hold my words. The title of the book? “The Places Where There Are Spaces”

I’m Lisa Hopkins, thanks for listening. Stay safe and healthy everyone and remember to live in the moment.