Updated: Dec 9, 2021
As I sat thinking about what I wanted to share with you this week, I drew a blank. For a while I became slightly anxious about it, wondering what I would write. But as I continued to focus on this blank; this space; this void, it occurred to me that we often become anxious and somewhat afraid when we are faced with empty spaces in our lives. Those times of silence; times of nothingness; when the children have left home; when we have retired from full-time work; when there are no emergencies; no have-tos.
In an effort to alleviate the emptiness, many people attempt to fill those spaces with people, with noise, with busyness. But those ‘empty’ spaces can teach us so much if we dare to learn. It is in those very fertile spaces, filled with potential, that answers come to us; solutions to problems; new creative ways for us to BE in this world.
Let’s not rush to fill these seemingly empty spaces; instead let us allow ourselves to learn from them; fully explore what they are teaching us. Let us try to be human ‘beings’ rather than human ‘doings’. There are always many things that we can DO but when we allow ourselves to BE, then our DOING can be much more valuable and inspired. Therefore, let us find the balance between our being and our doing!
So don’t be afraid of the spaces and quiet moments, for they are rich in wisdom and creativity, if we would just allow it.
So much love,