Life Motivation

Your Living Space

It’s a few weeks into the New Year. I encourage you to have a different mindset for this year that will hopefully change the course of how you view life. The manifestation of life first originates in the mind. I want to talk about your living space. No, not the living room of your home, […]

It’s a few weeks into the New Year. I encourage you to have a different mindset for this year that will hopefully change the course of how you view life. The manifestation of life first originates in the mind. I want to talk about your living space. No, not the living room of your home, but rather the proverbial living spaces of your mind and heart. It’s time to take inventory.

Number one, who are your guests? Who are you allowing in and out of your life on a regular basis, or in a season? The “guests” of your life are either invited or uninvited. Some of them are like special delivery packages whose function is only to make it to your doorstep. They are not allowed to cross the threshold into your home. Unfortunately, we may allow such people inner access when they ought not to. These are the individuals who either bring us a message, or some semblance of favor. Your regular “guests” might be friends and family, and in such interactions, be mindful, as you always exchange moments of your destiny with others.

Number two, how is your mind and heart living space arranged? I’m a college professor and I when return from work, my home is my sanctuary, my place of rest. Sometimes, your ability to recharge and refocus is dependent on whether your mind and heart space is habitable. Is your mind cluttered with unknown life decisions, or your heart plagued with worry? I tell my students at the start of each semester that I cannot expect them to optimally perform unless their mind and heart are in check. We cannot have a life completely free of worry, but we must take steps to minimize destabilizing life issues before they overtake us. The way I get my mind to relax is through exercise, calm music, writing poetry, or a walk.

Treat your mind and heart like the most sacred space in your home, and see that in due time, you can feel at home again.

Chisom Unegbu

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