A desire for change:
The decision to create a business generated quite a bit of change. We worked diligently to craft the foundations of our company, and a definitive intention emerged which became our mission: help individuals achieve lasting balance in body, mind & spirit through a routine practice that serves their highest potential.
That intention ignited the desire for a space where people can come to find relaxation day in and day out. A place where real people can experience real rest. As we work to design a space that achieves just that, we are reminded of the importance of creating space.
Many times in life we strive to make positive changes in our diet, in our routine, in our relationships, or in our livelihood, only to find ourselves overwhelmed and resorting back to the very habits we were hoping to change. When we are left wondering what the heck happened to our best laid plans, it is a good time to ask two questions:
- Did I create space?
- Did I fill that space intentionally?
Occasionally, we set out with the best of intentions but fail to provide space in our lives to truly let our intent take root. A simple image of this is my poor tomato plant that never produced any tomatoes and eventually gave up because I never planted it in a big enough pot. Oops. Have great intentions, but also create a space big enough to allow it to take root so that you can experience the fruits of your labor.
Fill space intentionally
The second question is just as imperative. Our desire to make a change requires that we create a void space. At times, we can get over zealous, cutting all ties, quitting abruptly, and removing the unwanted. Sometimes this is quite necessary. Yet, what is left in the wake is essentially a hole that will inevitably be filled with something. Another simple image of this is digging a hole in wet sand at the water's edge. Before long, the hole will be filled in with more sand. Without an intention, there is a good chance our new space will not end up filled with what we had hoped, but more and more of what we had wanted to remove. Albeit essential, simply creating space will rarely bring about lasting changes in life. Conversely, can you imagine the potential of a space that has been intentionally created and filled?
Remember its a process
If you are in the process of initiating change in your life, however big or small, we hope that you take time to create space and fill it intentionally. This doesn't have to be drastic, it simply requires a sense of mindfulness and attentiveness. You will likely find, as we have, that this process eventually becomes circular:
When we have intentionally created and filled a space we must honor it and continuously decide if something is no longer serving our purpose. If we choose remove an element, it frees up more space and provides the opportunity for deepening our intention, or perhaps setting a new one.
Over the next few months, the studio will continue to come together piece-by-piece, but it is essentially a void space. It serves as the framework for our intention, but it will be truly exciting to begin filling that space with our intention! We invite you to become a part of that intention, a part of our mission!
Until next time,