The desert has a lot to teach us about creating space for something new.
It was a chilly October morning. I remember the moment I arrived at this vista. The vast expanse of the desert took my breath away. The sun rose quickly behind my right shoulder, painting the distant rock formations with light.
Looking down, I eventually noticed the winding road, leading to new adventures. Off on the horizon, distant canyons called to be explored, full of possibility.
This is creation. It happens in the empty spaces every day.
Most people cram what they want to create into the overcrowded in-between spaces of their calendar.
They create a never ending list and rely on will power that will inevitably run out.
You don’t have to be most people.
You can approach what you want to create with a different strategy and a higher level of awareness.
You don’t have to follow the crowd. You can be a part of a different group. When the masses are loading themselves up, this group’s going to go steady.
Check in to see who’s driving.
Is it outer pressure and expectations, or the wisdom of your inner compass?
Is it fueled by competition and comparison, or aligned with your highest good?
Does it give you energy, or leave you depleted?
You can make space for something new. Then get back on your road and drive. A rewarding journey lies ahead.
📸 Scenic Byway 12, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, October 2007