I know you are a little surprised by this prank of mine! But never mind. I was just trying out to make this post a little different! Something creative, I guess!
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Well, I hope you enjoyed the above blank space. The empty space. This empty space needs to be filled with something, either work, thinking process, stillness or awakening of mindfulness which Eckhart Tolle , Leo Babuta and many Zen practitioners advocate.
But is it necessary always? This is my question. Though this would need some further discussion and therefore for today, just read what Umberto Eco, the author of famous novel, The Name of the Rose says.
According to Umberto Eco, the famous Italian writer, philosopher and a critic”… if you eliminate the empty spaces from the universe, eliminate the empty spaces in all the atoms? The universe will become as big as my fist…Similarly, we have a lot of empty spaces in our lives. I call them interstices…I work in empty spaces…Say you are coming over to my place. You are in an elevator and while you are coming up, I am waiting for you. This is an interstice, an empty space. I work in empty spaces. While waiting for your elevator to come up from the first to the third floor, I have already written an article!”
So, in a day, we have
and 86400 Seconds
And each day we are gifted with these invaluable moments and some of them are converted into empty spaces!
So, how do we spend these empty spaces is up to us.
How do we exploit and extract juice out of these empty spaces is up to us.
What do we draw on this huge canvas of every day making use of these empty spaces is up to us.
What to paint and how to paint on this every day canvas is up to us.
What to compose in this time frame of every day and using these empty spaces is up to us.
What to do and what not to do in every day empty spaces is up to us.
Therefore, how do we find these empty spaces in each day and create meaningful and creative things out of these is up to us.
So, why to blame others , circumstances, situations and problems in life for what is happening with us?
I think we must stop blaming others. Stop waiting for right moment and right time to take action. We must make this moment as the right moment. Just like I have done by writing this post and you are doing by reading this post. Find empty spaces in your life. And use them for yourself.
I am working on finding out mine, are you working on your own?