#127Nov 13, 2023
Welcome to Weekly Whisper #127.
Space – don’t create it, fill it
A counter and potentially opposable whisper to last week's Weekly Whisper #126 about creating space.
If what F. Scott Fitzgerlad supposedly said was true that ‘the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function’ then this provides an opportunity to practice.
I’m going to start with an analogy.
Imagine you’re at the beach and you’re playfully digging holes with your hands near the waters edge. As soon as you’ve dug the hole it fills in with water. You start digging the hole again and no sooner have you done so but it’s filled with water again. Despite how frantically you dig you can’t dig fast enough to keep the hole empty before water pours in and fills the space.
Which is a bit like when we create space in our diary it gets filled up with other stuff. You re-commit to creating space in your day and inevitably it runs away from you. Unless you’re super disciplined the chances of ‘space’ being left as ‘space’ is left to chance at best.
Imagine, instead, that you ‘fill’ space rather than simply ‘create’ space.
Imagine filling the space with non-negotiable stuff, the important but not necessarily immediately urgent stuff.
Imagine filling the space with regular maintenance for your health and well-being.
Imagine filling the space with the time for deeper connection (or repair) within a relationship.
Imagine filling the space because once it’s filled nothing else can take it’s place.
So, filling the space without needing to necessarily crate the space delivers the outcome you were looking for in the first place.
That’s called magic! 😉
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