It is the spaces between flowers that make it a flower. If there weren’t any spaces, it won’t be a flower.
Following with the concept of “have” and “don’t have” in Taoism, “don’t have” yes it makes you realise the importance of “have”, but at the same time there needs an equilibrium between “have” and “don’t have”, the importance of “have” also makes “don’t have” important.
For example, with photography, yes it is the passion, yes it is something you want, but making your life 100% fully indulge into photography you will forget what passion means. Because there was no space for passionless. Or with a different perspective, you love photography because it makes you happy, but there must be bad times to make you feel the joy of photography. If everything is the same, then there’s no happiness in photography.
The point is,
you can’t have it all. Because when you have it all, you forget you have it all.
How often do you remember and be blessed that you are healthy? And have four limbs, and a working body?
You remember when you have an accident, or you are sick, or that your body is sore and have pain in parts of your body.
So when you feel sad, it’s okay. Because sadness makes you understand joy.
When you feel bored, it’s okay, Because boredom makes you understand excitement.
When you feel hopeless, it’s okay. Because hopeless makes you understand hopeful.
So embrace what you have, and what you don’t have, because they make each other important. It’s all relative.
You can’t have it all, but you can choose which one you want more. How you play with the equilibrium, that’s your choice.