This typically requires another passenger to ask me to move if they seek to occupy the window seat. I notice I encourage this need to ask.
Now, I’m not a selfish person. I like other people and I will often go a long way in support of their needs. I will always move to allow seat access and only last week I moved completely to allow four ladies to sit together around a table booth on the train.
Still, I like the space of the aisle seat. I don’t like being trapped by the window. Dependent on another moving for me to move.
This afternoon I’m reflecting on the clearly higher priority I place on space and freedom, and possibly control, over compassion and kind nature towards fellow humans.
It appears to be my truth though.
I like space to think too. Space around me when I’m coaching. Physical space at work and at home. I like walking in open spaces. But beyond this I don’t like to be constrained by others. Physically, mentally, emotionally, creatively. Pretty much any dimension actually. Never ask me to do something and then prescribe how I should do it. For me, this is another manifestation of constraint or removal of space and freedom.
What is your relationship to space?
To being unconstrained?
And how does this manifest for you? How do you experience this relationship with space?