Where is your white space?


Living Well requires WHITE SPACE! I have been thinking about a question I have heard a couple of times the past week: What is your ideal week? Of course, my ideal week would include white space time to think and reflect, EXAMEN my day, my interactions with people/coworkers and where I saw God; it would include some exercise and some reading. Maybe these are some of the big rocks that I need to put in the jar first! Then the smaller pebbles and sand can fill in the rest. Here is some good encouragement to reflect on getting more white space in your life.

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Henry Cloud is one of my favorite teachers and authors. I began reading his books many years ago, and I now grab every new one he publishes as soon as it comes out. I have written a few summaries of his books on this blog (see links below). Now that I think about it, I may write some more this year!

Recently, I read a shortpost by Henry Cloud on the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) blog (which is a great blog, by the way!). Henry was talking about the importance of having WHITE SPACE (or rest) in our life.

too much stuff + too long = overwhelmed and tired brain

Henry was endorsing the valuable research and work done by a woman named Juliet Funt. Juliet spoke at the GLS, and you can find some excellent short video clips of her ideas on…

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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4 Responses to Where is your white space?

  1. daylerogers says:

    Thanks for reminding me again what your wife shared–what I need to hear continually. Space to think, to plan, to be, especially with God. Appreciate this, Steverino!!

    • Steve Morgan says:

      Yes, she is good! This just fit so well in my Live Well section that I wanted to give it extra coverage. It is such a needed message and I just need to be reminded often of the need to slow down and reflect. Thanks for following Dayle!

  2. stonewall62 says:

    Thanks for this, Steve. I passed it along to one of our directors and we’ll be visiting about it on Thursday. Hope all is well with you and Terry. I’m sending one of our staff couples to the SRS Fund-raising conference in Orlando this week. Hope you all enjoy the 70’s there…we were below zero this morning, and by the end of the week should have over a foot of snow on the ground.

    In His service,

    Jack

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    • Steve Morgan says:

      Thanks for reading Jack! Yes, Terry has done some good research and writing on this topic so I wanted to get her message out there. It is such a critical issue for us as leaders and fit well with my theme of Living Well. Hope you are enjoying the snow. We never see that around these parts!

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