Which do you prefer, sunrises or sunsets?
Most people prefer one over the other. Personally I prefer sunrises because the day seems full of possibility. I love starting a day being reminded that the day could be magical, or at least have magical moments. Sunrises also remind me that no matter what is going on in my life, there are things that are constant: the sun comes up, the birds sing, and I have breath.
Sunrises also remind me to create space. A quote I’ve been wondering with over the past few weeks has been attributed to Viktor Frankl (but most likely aren’t his words), “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Sunrises and sunsets, when observed with wonder and intention, give us a glimpse of the power created by our response.
Questions for wondering:
What helps me create space so I respond and not react?
How do I remember that not everything or everyone deserves a response?
Stay curious friends!