I’m not sure if WordPress handles Chinese characters, but during my short time in Japan, I often heard people talk about 余裕 (“yoyuu”). How they absolutely had none in their life. That they recognized that it was a problem. But that they were powerless to do anything about it. It means margin, often as it relates to life and having the time, space, emotional bandwidth, etc. to breathe.
This week’s link comes from a short blog reflection on that topic of the need for margin in our lives. And it was particularly timely for me considering the mini-epiphany I wrote about earlier this week.