Have you ever thought about the space between?
The space between the thought and saying it.
The space between the idea and doing it.
The space between the ring of a phone and saying hello.
The space between the moment of opportunity and the miss.
The space between is that sacred second of decision? That instant when you make a decision to do something - or not.
Hawaii has a phenomenon known as the Green Flash. It is a blink-of-the-eye blaze of intense emerald green that occurs in the second that the sun sets on the horizon of the ocean. The mystical space between the day and night.
The Green Flash is just that - a flash that lasts a second, or maybe two. It isn't visible with every sunset and because of the quickness of its presence it is easy to miss.
We are given "the space between" many times in our days and our lives. When missed, we feel regret, remorse and sorrow. We fear we will never have the chance again to say the words, implement the idea, pick up the phone or grasp the opportunity.
The space between often times is not something we can predict or create again. We don't always get a do over, but we can hone our sense of understanding of the Green Flashes in our lives.
Never allow closed eyes to stop you from seeing them and never allow fear to keep you from taking action.
Use the space between.
Use your sacred second to take a breath and...
Put your thoughts into words and say them out loud.
Take your idea from your mind to reality.
Answer the call.
Recognize the opportunity and jump when you see the opening.
Don't blink in that split second when the sun sets. Open your eyes and be ready for your Green Flash.
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Pennie's Life Lesson:
"Never allow closed eyes to stop you from seeing opportunities and never allow fear to keep you from taking action."
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to watch for your sacred seconds of decision - don't miss a Green Flash in your life!
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There is a certain magic about where I live both physically and spiritually – on the crossroads of Spirit and Brave.
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