Usually I know what I want to write about for this blog. Sometimes the idea comes to me early in the week; sometimes it comes the night before it’s “due.” And sometimes I have no clue until I sit down at the keyboard on posting day, which was my experience this morning.
To get myself started, I threw around a couple of thoughts – and nothing stuck. I was absolutely blank. I got a tiny bit nervous, but since I always trust that something will appear, I decided to write about the nothing that did!
If energy is all there is, then a pause, a stop, a zip/zero/zilch, has its place, too. It’s Yin. When listening to music, the rests are just as important as the notes. The space between an inhale and an exhale or between the planets and stars is all part of the ebb and flow of the universe.
When I get too caught up in producing and accomplishing, I can easily forget that stillness also has its role to play. There are times when I need to hit the brakes or slow down; there are times when the universe does that for me. I need to remember and appreciate that more because being in this quiet space adds to the order of my life. Without it, I invite in chaos.
Something is always under the surface or in the in-between. So, when I think that nothing is happening, I have to remember how ridiculous that is. The stop is just as important as the go, and it deserves as much respect. Zero still holds a place in a math problem, right? There is never nada.
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Well said and certainly food for thought.
Thank you, Christine!