“Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole that allows the wheel to function.
We mold clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that makes the vessel useful.
We fashion wood for a house,
but it is the emptiness inside that makes it livable.
We work with the substantial,
but the emptiness is what we use.”
– Laozi Tao Te Ching 11
As a first step to organizing a place, we sort what exists and throw out what is no longer required. We create space. It is within that space that all else can be done.
The same applies in our lives. We must consciously work on creating space, before we can create.
I am not asking you to apply Minimalism, but there is some value in understanding its central theme. Consciously reduce the clutter.
Create periods of no busyness, periods of tranquility.
“Enlightenment is the space between your thoughts” – Eckhart Tolle
Peace, be still.
– Osasu Oviawe