space that can be occupied or where something can be done, especially viewed in terms of whether there is enough.
Two metaphors use “room” to explain how to remain happy:
- The Bus metaphor
- The Garden metaphor
The Bus Metaphor:
If you only allow happy thoughts on your bus as you drive your route, after awhile the bus will be full and there will be no room for any unhappy thoughts.
The Garden Metaphor:
If you plant a garden and you plant enough flower seeds so that they take up the most room, it makes it awfully hard for any weeds to sprout.
Just a reminder that if you’re filling your mind with happy thoughts as often as you can, there’s way less chance that something unhappy will slip through. There’s not enough room.