The works of nature are works of beauty and perfection.
There is balance. There is proportion. There is space.
Man seeks to defy nature.
He lives in a crowded city, his life dictated by a crowded schedule.
He rushes along through crowded places; often fighting traffic and crowds of others just like him.
His home is cluttered with possessions that he is told he needs to be happy.
And so, he spends the better part of his life working to pay for the home and the clutter it contains, which, ironically, he uses only when he is not busy working or commuting.
But what of the man himself? What about who he really is and what he really wants?
What about his creativity? What about his peace of mind? What about his happiness?
He will never find out – unless he gives himself space.
Man needs space to think and reflect.
Man needs space to find calmness and inner peace.
Man needs space to be creative.
But how often does he give himself this space?
Man is surrounded by clutter. Clutter is the absence of space.
Clutter distracts us. Clutter affects us physically, mentally and emotionally.
It influences every aspect of our lives and takes an invisible toll.
Stress and confusion are but just two of the labels we use to describe its effects.
To find peace and clarity; to be creative; to receive new ideas and insights, we need to create the opposite of clutter. We need to create space.
We need to create space in our lives, our homes, our schedules and our minds.
Being in nature and being in wide open spaces can help us.
It can provide the mental ‘breathing space’ we need to gain perspective and find clarity.
It frees up our mental energy and puts us in a calm and relaxed state.
And then, the magic happens…
So the next time you feel stuck or overwhelmed, or when you need some inspiration, clear up some time in your schedule and seek out some space.