One of the core concepts in the Way of Joy Spiritual Fitness Program is that “Boundaries Dissolve Barriers”. Here, I look at what “space” actually means in your life, in your relationships, and in your own distinctive ways of being.

Your boundaries contain the space within which you define who you are and how you express yourself in the world. The clearer you are about this self-knowing, the less you will find yourself barricaded or suppressed by power struggles, defensiveness and alienation. Once freed in this way, you will be able to express yourself in fresh, unimpeded, and limitless ways.

In an earlier blog I talked about the exercise called wei qi to enhance your energetic boundaries. Here is another short form to rest comfortably in who you are, regardless of the challenges you might face.

Can you remember a time when you felt both connected with another person at the same time you were clear about your own boundaries?

Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, is a teacher, speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of JoyCD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.