June 2017

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Never underestimate the power of space.

A pause before you make your next point. A break in between chores. A moment of
silence before entering the day’s noise.

Never underestimate the power of space.

Lao Tsu said thousands of years ago:

“We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it livable.
We work with being, but non-being is what we use.”

Never underestimate the power of space

As you know, there is a lot more space in the universe than form, and thus perhaps, more there to draw from. Sometimes it’s best to turn away from the stuff and back to nothing. That’s where real freedom and creativity begins.

When we give ourselves space: To think, to listen, to weep, to transform…we grant
ourselves room for growth and renewal.

This month, I am going to give myself more space. If I can’t get it in free time I’ll take a moment of silence, and if I can’t get a moment of silence, I’ll take a moment of listening with care and patience to life around me. It is in this space, where I cease trying to reach peace, and find it arises itself.