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Clear a Space
Accountability Challenge # 2
Break the Rule Pretend You Don’t Matter using accountability challenge # 2.
Clear a Space
This challenge is to reclaim one space that belongs to you, not to your stuff.
Our ability to be present can be invoked or banished by our physical surroundings.
If we want to give ourselves a chance to show up sometimes we have to clear a literal physical space for that to happen.
I recently moved my computer completely off my desk to a standing work station, leaving my desktop clear and empty. I'm now sitting down several times a day there and able to show up differently. Rather than facing a computer I'm facing me— my thoughts, ideas, a few letters I've received, one that I've started.
Allowing clutter to occupy the strategic locations that are designed for us to unfold—or to simply be as a person—is a way to Pretend We Don't Matter.
The clothes covering the chair; the papers, toys, mail, and miscellaneous items piled on the kitchen table; the television staged front and center in the room; even the inconsequential details we put in the center of our attention — all of this abets a displacement of space that could be protected for us to think and reflect, to feel and be.
Reclaim one space that belongs to you, not to your stuff.
What's the first space that comes to mind you need to reclaim?
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