Finding that space, the silence within the cacophony of everyday life, can be a challenge. That’s the place where we discover and uncover our best self. Where we find and live our values and connection to God or spirit – the is-ness beyond us. 

If you live in a city, finding true silence can be challenging and so I make do with quiet. I need the quiet – the space – to connect with myself.  Over time I have found ways to find that space in the tumult, using what’s available to make it happen.

Firstly, decide.  Decide to use the space and time we usually reserve for being irritable at waiting – in lines or traffic.  Next time you’re kept waiting at the doctor’s office, at the bank, or check out counter, use these tools to take your power back:

+take three deep breaths and rename this time as ‘my space’ 

+purposefully scan your body and release the tension you’re carrying around your shoulders and neck.

+choose to let calm enter your mind and physical body allowing the rhythm of your breath and heartbeat to be in the moment – in your space of peace 

Secondly, use those few moments on awakening to recognize the space, instead of a jump-start to your day, connect with your body and spirit by honoring your life and the new day before your busy world invades.  Whether you can take 30 seconds to be purposeful or 10 minutes at the start of each day will help smooth out your day.

Once the concept of ‘my space’ becomes part of your life awareness, you’ll find you feel less frazzled and frantic.  You’ll feel more empowered, more in charge of your life and the various speeds in which you live it.


  • Georgina Cannon

    Author, regression and relationship coach and hypnotist with more than 20 years working with clients. Lecturer at the University of Toronto

    Georgina Cannon MscD is an author and award-winning board certified clinical hypnotist,NLP and CBT trainer and clinician and lecturer at the School for Continuing Studies University of Toronto. She has her doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling and is recognized as the “public face” of hypnosis in Canada and a respected member of the mainstream health community. Georgina is a frequent media guest, and her work and views have gained her prominence as a frequent source for news and feature articles on hypnosis and alternative therapies; including a CBC series on Past Life Regression. She has participated in Grand Rounds at Toronto hospitals, where she lectured to psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and social workers in the healing powers of hypnosis and regression therapies. Her third book, Return Again published by Red Wheel Weiser is focused on the power of past and inter-life journeys. Her latest book, The Third Circle Protocol published by Findhorn Press, Britain is about the power of relationships, past, present and future and how to make them pleasurable and life affirming for everyone.