Friday, March 18, 2011

Only Filled From Within

“Life is actually really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”


In art, negative space is the blank canvas around the subject, and it’s just as important as the painting itself. It’s integral for balance, and it frames the image.
In other words, the negative space defines the positive space.
The same can be said of our lives–the empty moments when we consciously choose to just breathe and be emphasize the moments when we choose to act. And yet we don’t always allow ourselves this simplicity.
Instead, we complicate life with constant doing and plotting to avoid the experience of sitting with ourselves and accepting the moment as it is. We stay busy to avoid confronting the dissatisfaction that can’t ever be filled with more–it can only be filled from within.

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