Bardo is the Tibetan term for the intermediate state or gap we experience between death and our next rebirth. Bardo is also the gap or space we experience between any two states. The lesser-known Bardos include the Bardo of dreaming, the Bardo of meditating, and even the Bardo of this life—which is, after all, the intermediate state between birth and death. These Bardos of everyday life are places of potential transformation.
In meditation practice, you can notice the awareness in the gap between thoughts. The Bardo between death and rebirth is considered a particularly good opportunity for enlightenment.
Bardos are spaces of potential creativity and innovation, because they create breaks in our familiar routines and patterns. In that momentary space of freedom the fresh perception of something new and awake may suddenly arise.