What do most (if not all) books have in common? A blank page defiled by the words “this page intentionally left blank.”
As if failure to declare this intention would result in a lawsuit. But who really cares in the first place?
I’ve bookmarked, color coded, tabbed, and dog eared countless pages. But that blank page always goes without attention. Maybe there is more to
be told on that singular page than any paragragraph in any book. At least
one beckoning message is for us to “leave room.”
Our lives are filled with obligations and we saturate every crevice of every hour with trivial distractions! I bet one thing they are not filled with is bordom. Think about it, when was the last time you were genuinely bored? I’m not suggesting our time should be idled away. But it is worth asking, have we left any blank space – with intent?
“Boredom is good when in a creative rut, often you will find gift wrapped answers.” -Stephen King
THE CHALLENGE: How many minutes of your day are intentionally left blank? No seriously, count them up. Do you leave any room to just sit and think? Do you leave enough white space to find those gift wrapped answers? I dare you to stop reading this, unplug, and go experience boredom for a few minutes. String together some blank pages and note the tremendous influence it yields on the remainder of your “book.”