We fill up our days with so much, forever battling this lingering sense we are permanently 'behind'. We forget that we have within us the capacity to choose a new story, to claim our white space, to return to our ourselves (and each other). We create more white space for ourselves when we respond with an authentic "no", clean out our internal and external clutter, and let go of stories which no longer serve us. Put down your 'brush' for a few minutes throughout your day. Help others with whom you work do the same. See what wants to emerge. It is like I say to those in my Labs: "Stop trying so hard to coach; just allow yourself to be fully present to this human being in this moment." What do you want to paint with your life today?
Dr David Drake is the founder of the field of Narrative Coaching.