trust the empty spaces
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Trust The Empty Spaces

I’ve been experimenting with my writing these days. Trying to be brave. When I read the following lines from Umberto Eco, I was inspired to write about how I’m trying to trust the empty spaces.

“And then I have a secret. Did you know what will happen 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” ~ Umberto Eco

Trust the empty spaces.

Loneliness.
Boredom.
Pain.
Disillusionment.
Disappointment.
Death.
Divorce.
Misunderstandings.
A lack of love.
Feeling cut off.
Writer’s block.
Uncreative days.

Space.
Empty spaces.

Tempting to fill them with:
Meaningless conversations.
Endless internet hours.
Longer hours at work.
Drowning it in alchohol.
Retail therapy.
Hard to trust the empty spaces.
Difficult to believe.
That they’re there for a purpose.

Empty spaces.
We need them.
To find our deepest desires.
To discover our hidden strength.
To realize our own beauty.
To rekindle our creativity.
To allow for grace.
To be.
To create.
Trust the empty spaces.

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

8 Comments on “Trust The Empty Spaces

  1. Oh, Corinne – this is beautiful! My word of the year is “empty”. I could not have written a better post on “empty” than this. It is perfect! I love the Eco quote. Emptiness does give us the space to create.

  2. Empty spaces! I have been filled with a void for a long time now and as you mentioned, I have been trying to fill it with “things that’ll make me happy”, you know, rather than embracing it. Love this post. Makes me ponder!

  3. Agree. Only from the empty spaces does creativity emerge. I have realized this last year. When I realized that some things are not in my control, I learnt to let go of them. And then I was able to create art and I was able to rekindle my passion for classical dances. 2020 has left a lot of empty spaces in our hearts. And we are filling them up with amazing things, I think.

  4. I agree, Corinne. Empty spaces are not to be filled with unnecessary things. Empty spaces never need to be filled. It shines the light for us to find our path perhaps. I loved this thought provoking post. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This gives a new perspective to look at life. The lines by Umberto Eco about what will the universe be like without the empty spaces and that it will fit into one’s fist give importance to the presence of empty spaces. Your thoughts on the same make it much clearer to me.

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