It can be tempting to avoid the space we need to reflect deeply.
"Why do we give up our sacred space so easily? Because space is scary," Scott Belsky says.
The "sacred space" required to get into meaningful thinking often commands we unplug and protect our attention with all we've got. Silence doesn't come naturally in our world. Shutting off our technology and centering our minds is itself a victory in our busy culture.
Today, I invite you to create ten minutes of sacred space. During this time, focus on one question.
What drives me?
Shut your laptop and grab your journal or a piece of paper. At the top of the page, write the question. For ten straight minutes, record your unedited answer. You might be stumped, lying to yourself, or seeing the truth moving from your mind to your paper. The purpose of this time is to better uncover the reality of your motivation.
What we claim to value and what actually drives us aren't always the same. Without reflecting deeply on what drives us, we're unable to know where we stand. After ten minutes of writing, ask yourself: are you content with what you see? If not, why?
Power your devices off. What drives you?