ma, a concept

 

'A pause in time, an interval or emptiness in space'.

Ma, is a Japanese concept in which we honor the space, pause, and emptiness in life in order to learn and grow. Without moments of stillness, we would have no means to look inward, reflect, and witness life from a whole perspective. In these empty spaces, we begin to look within and cultivate long-lasting fulfillment in our lives.

The Japanese kanji symbol visually represents the door and the sun. Ma describes the relationship of sunlight seeping through the space between the door, signifying growth. Without space, there would be no light and, therefore, no growth. Ma is an appreciation for freedom, and when practiced, we can begin to create a relationship with ourselves to find meaning within our lives.