Almost a year ago my life experienced a quantum leap. A complete shift in my reality. This shift, quantum leap, occurred after what had already been many, but none quite like this.
I had begun to understand one of the Laws of the Universe.
Nature Abhors a Vacuum
This idiom is used to express the idea that empty or unfilled spaces are unnatural as they go against the laws of nature and physics.
What in the world does that mean? Well, anytime you let go of something, you make room for something else to come in. Think of your closet. Have you ever cleaned it out and brought items to the Goodwill or other donation location and before you know it, you’ve filled it up again with new items? Or, think of your counter space. Have you ever cleaned it off, made it sparkly and beautiful and next thing you know, it’s filled with papers, dishes, etc?
Same concept. If you remove something and make room, it will get filled up again.
Big deal you say. I get it. You can see the concept and it makes sense, right? Well, there’s more. Have you thought about this in regard to your thoughts and actions? Have you considered this in your relationships? What about regarding some other primary areas, like your food and physical fitness? Do you think it applies to those areas, too?
Of course it does!
Here’s the trick, though. Most of the time, the filling up part is automatic. It is a natural reaction and response that is very unconscious. When we empty our closet, suddenly we look at it again a couple months later and it is full. When did it fill up? Where was I when THAT happened? Ever know a friend that gave up one addiction for another? Yep, same concept!
So, what gives, right? More often than not, we don’t even realize what is happening until it is right before our eyes. We wake up and although we let go of smoking, now we eat more. Or, we let go of collecting records, and now we fill that time doing a hundred other things, none of which are conscious or planned.
Let’s look at relationships . . .
Have you, like me, had a relationship with a friend that you knew wasn’t ‘healthy’? Then, at some point you make that realization and you decide to limit the time spent, etc. What happens? Well, for me, I found myself spending the excess time with other people that weren’t ‘healthy’. It was so automatic and unconscious. It remained that way until I started embracing this law and making my life conscious.
Let’s talk quantum leap.
Stay tuned for Part Two . . .