The "In-Between"

House of Culture - Points of View | 📷: Sylvia Warren /  Wild Wisdom Journeys

House of Culture - Points of View | 📷: Sylvia Warren / Wild Wisdom Journeys

Right Timing

Funny thing about “right timing.” It has a way of not showing up when we think it should.

Instead we find ourselves waiting in the “In-Between” — a space between what has already happened and what has not happened yet.

What if that space is there for us to “catch up with ourselves” —see where we are now, given our journey to get there (or ‘here’ in this place, space and time).

The “In-Between” invites us to pause, to breathe in and breathe deeply, to appreciate and fully embody the distance we have traveled. This simple act releases us from perpetual motion, freeing us to catch up with the growth we have experienced, and who we are now that is more us, more powerfully self-expressed, than who we were before.

Such is the beauty and the power of being in the “In-Between” when we look all around us, rather than just constantly looking ahead.

So patiently allow the “In-Between” to reveal its riches to you. And notice the difference in your business, leadership and life.

House of Culture - Reykjavik, Iceland | 📷: Sylvia Warren /  Wild Wisdom Journeys

House of Culture - Reykjavik, Iceland | 📷: Sylvia Warren / Wild Wisdom Journeys

3 Body Wisdom Business Lessons

Presence...Balance...Flow

When I began the Tai Chi class conveniently taught at my neigborhood park, it had been years since I practiced this 'slow motion' martial art. The time lapse didn't matter because this Tai Chi form was different than the other three forms I learned and forgot so long ago.

Now I'm a Tai Chi newbie again. As I deal with how long it takes my body to grasp the presence, balance and flow of each moment, I realize that Tai Chi also is teaching me 3 valuable 'body wisdom' business lessons.

  1. Patience is a practice.

    • Trying to control my progress keeps me from seeing small steps I can take.

    • Relaxing my expectations frees me to learn by practicing.

  2. Transitions energize next steps.

    • Shifting back a little before moving forward gives me  momentum to go in a new direction.

    • Slowing down helps me balance the way I take my next step.

  3. Economy of motion leads to better results.

    • Focusing on one change at a time shows me how one move flows into the next move.

    • Making small shifts—a minor foot adjustment or correction in my posture—enables me to move into the natural rhythm of Tai Chi and experience the next steps I'm learning to take.

Practice...Practice...Practice...

As in business, leadership and life, the more I practice the easier it is to remain alert, flexible and agile,

So as you read this, I'm getting up from sitting too long in front of my computer and going downstairs to practice Tai Chi. While I know that I'll never become a Tai Chi Master, I'm on the path to consistent practice.

Where do you routinely need to practice patience, presence, balance and flow in your business, leadership or life?