I came across a quote from Lao-Tsu: “Clay is molded into vessels, and because of the space where there is nothing, you can carry water. Space is carved out from a wall, and because of the place where there is nothing, you can receive light. Be empty, and you will remain full.”
This was a message to me about Eagerness, my March Word.
Eagerness is a call to pay attention, to open, to receive, and to follow.
Eagerness is an energy that arises within me, a signpost or breadcrumb, illuminating the path of my true self.
However, Eagerness needs for me to be spacious and receptive in order to show itself to me. If I am too filled, I will miss its energy and its beckoning.
For me, attending to Eagerness leads to engagement: it shows me the way to a much fuller engagement with my life.
It’s identified by a quickening from within, a very visceral sensation.
So I’m practicing emptying, so that the subtle and not so subtle breadcrumbs of Eagerness are apparent to me.
I’m emptying my mind as I go through my day. I try to remember to empty my mind each time I walk over a threshold or doorway, during my day.
I’m also emptying myself of preconceived notions, beliefs, assumptions, and perceptions, so as to be a receptive field for Eagerness to land.
“Be empty, and you will remain full.”
What are the ways that you empty yourself, so that you are a receptive vessel for the call of your true self?