The Space Between

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that
    the utility of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that
    the utility of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
    and it is on these spaces where there is nothing that
    the utility of the house depends.
Therefore, just as we take advantage of what is, we should
    recognize the utility of what is not.

Lao Tse (Translated by Arthur Waley)

So, while I acknowledge Tyler’s point that change is good, that sometimes “something new, but still related” can keep us moving forward, that the best option may simply be to work through the down periods – it’s not always so. Sometimes it’s space we need, but the question is: what will we make of it, and when will we end it.

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