“Mind the Gap!”
They announce that on the London Underground when there’s a space between the train and the platform.
In real life, though, we need a bigger gap.
A gap between trigger and response.
Between speech and us snapping back.
Between a car’s approach and us hitting the horn.
So many of our responses are automatic. Something happens and we respond like we’ve always done.
Press the trigger and the machine goes into action.
Instead, if we to notice this automatic behavior we can use the gap to change our response.
The best way to do that is to deliberately tap into how we are feeling. From time to time stop and ask ourselves: how am I feeling right now?
That’s the beginning of noticing.
The start of awareness.
The opening up of the gap.
P.S. Here are some previous posts that might help:
And the guide, How to Live in Alignment: https://feelbetterproject.com/alignment-guide/