Space under the surface.
Have you ever found yourself saying, “I feel inspired around her” or “I get amazing insights in that person’s seminars” or “I don’t know what you said, but it shifted everything.”?
Those are examples of how we (perhaps unwittingly) create space for others’ growth.
Magda Cragg said her husband, the poet Lew Welch, “made space around you so you could grow.”
Magda was putting words to something that generally goes unnoticed.
While it’s difficult for us to see this kind of space, when we experience a lack of space for our growth, it’s quite noticeable.
For more about this “third space” and how we can create it for others (and ourselves!) …. check out Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors