You Need Whitespace!

You need to leave space for things to happen. I know it’s tempting to fill every moment of your day with activity, creating the illusion that you are in charge. You know what is going to happen, in what order, and what the outcome is going to be.

Yet thousands of years of wisdom teachings have reminded us that we are only one part of a complex universe. You need whitespace in your life so that:

  • things can happen (both good and bad, but mostly unexpected)
  • you can respond to them.

Because you are not a machine. You are a soft biological system that needs sleep, and food, and love, not just to Get Things Done.

On what I realized after several years of trying to perfect my time management.