I am always been intrigued by space. Not the star studded space variety, but the essence of nothingness. Personally, I enjoy a little room to move and grow. When we lose something – a relationship or opportunity – there can be a hole of emptiness. The question is what will fill that void?
Today, I awoke to the news that David Bowie had passed away. Now, he was iconic and I loved his music, but I apparently didn’t know even half of his artistic journey. He was driven by inspiration and his creativity was boundless. Even in the throes of a fatal diagnosis, he created more music to leave as a parting gift – a final goodbye.
That is the type of drive and motivation I cling to. Filling the space with something positive and gratifying provides us with the means to move forward. So many times when there is a void, we resort to old ways of coping which lead us to a less than gratifying outcome.
When I chose to disengage from several relationships last year, I filled that space with meaningful service to others and I allowed myself to experience situations that fear would have blocked me from completing. It was just the right ingredient to help me realize that all of the difficult steps taken led me to a place that was full of color, light, and endless possibilities. In the words of David Bowie, “I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”