“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” ― D.T. Suzuki
In an often overwhelmed and overworked world, the importance of space can get lost. Drowned out by the noise of everyday distractions – the white space of our lives gets crowded out.
We’re addicted to busy, to the charge of the rush. The thrill of the incoming alert sets off another endorphin rush. Cranked up on caffeine we press on, sprinting for a line that remains forever out of reach.
We are stuck in reactive mode. Never truly on the front foot even though we talk in the clichés of times “smashing or crushing the day”, “going hard or going home”. Give me a break.
The Necessity of White Space
Up against this frenetic pace, finding room for white space in our lives becomes ever more important.
White space is time unplanned to do as we please. Maybe even do nothing at all.
The white space is where we have room to breathe. Where we can reset, reflect and recharge. Where we can think, where we can ponder all the questions – big and small.
The white space is quality time we need that so often suffers at the hand of deadlines and day to day pressures. Worse, some of us feel we have to account for all our time and have no room for white space. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The white space is a necessary yin to the yang of action, goals and motion in our lives.
Make room for the white space in your life.