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The Power of Negative Space

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. 

Hey Loves and Welcome Back to Joi’s Journey of Perception! I am back with another chapter from the Book of the month.

Today I am talking about the chapter on negative space. Now, I have taken several art classes where we talk about negative space, but today I will talk about how it applies to life.

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. 


Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.

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What it means in the Psycological Aspect

Throughout this chapter, the author discusses the importance of having negative space in one’s life. Every nook and cranny in your house or every place in your schedule does not need to be filled. When the time to relax is available, you do not need to feel bad about some work in order to feel that you are contributing to life. The negative space makes it possible to grow and meditate. Budgeting is also discussed in relation to negative space. And this is something that I know I need to work on. It’s a habit of mine to shop too much or to do it whenever I am bored, which I know isn’t good since I don’t do as much saving as I could. Thus, I plan on working on that throughout my life.

My Goal

Saving money is your personal goal. So when you are out with friends and they are swiping the card on dumb things or always wanting to go somewhere that requires them to spend money. Mind your business and remember your goal. You’ll thank yourself later! So Michael for this week is definitely to work on areas in my life that need more negative space.

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw.

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