Day 174 of 365:

{One Word Writing Prompt: Empty}

To empty.

This is a tough word and a tougher concept, and one I often call myself to.  It always seems to reside slightly out of my reach.

During a particularly challenging mindful yoga class today, I was approached to be present of mind.  Stuck in my mode of “empty yourself, nothing else matters”,  I now found myself trying to figure out how being present and being empty relate to one another.

Eventually it occurred to me that in order to be truly “in” a moment, any moment, pulling the plug will help.  Coming to a moment, a challenge, a new situation, with a mind devoid of the clutter, noise, judgement and whatever else we carry around that might cloud or obscure our appreciation for what we experience in that moment.

This is as hard to do as it is to explain, isn’t it?  20160622_195734

I guess what I mean is: pull the plug and let what no longer serves you to evacuate down the drain so you can truly see what you need to.  If you’re done the dishes, empty the sink, right?

Except….I worry that I will miss something, lose a detail, a feeling, a thought…and I won’t be able to get it back.

Therein lies the conundrum of empty.



-Janice 🙂


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