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Art of Doing Nothing
It occurred to me recently that 'doing nothing' is one of the
healthiest things you can do for yourself.
Many of us were
brought up with sayings like 'idle minds and idle hands are the
devils playground,' but have we even questioned if it is true?
We have all experienced that being productive is recognized and
applauded, by those around us. Having a focused and strong work
ethic is viewed as the top compliment you can give someone in the
working world. Doing for others is touted as important and
Have you ever heard someone talking about the
benefits of doing nothing? Have you ever just hung out with yourself
and the world that surrounds you? I would like to invite each of
you to try it. Let yourself just be – doing nothing and thinking
nothing – it will be a memorable experience.
sitting outside in Nature on a beautiful day…..
As you allow
yourself to be idle – mind and body – a sense of relief and joy
starts to wash over you and within you. You start to notice things
that you didn’t tune into before like the lady bug sitting in the
sun on a nearby leaf. You hear the birds, but differently. This time
you hear each bird’s distinct and unique song, and the energy of
their singing fills your ears.
Instead of seeing a
butterfly, you actually watch it as it goes from plant to plant
looking for its desired nectar.
You allow yourself to close
your eyes and feel the sun’s heat permeate your skin – actually
feeling the healing restoration in your cells.
You feel deep
peace in your heart as the breeze relaxes your face and body.
You allow yourself to smile even though you are alone and
nothing is happening.
You sigh. You feel your breath go to
your lower diaphragm, calming you further. And suddenly the
realization occurs that you have not had one single thought since
you got here. How delightful to be idle mind!
drone of the cricket confirms how you feel – heavy in another space,
another place – the place between inner and outer. A place where
something special occurs - today that something special is being
totally relaxed and idle.
When you leave this state of being,
notice how you feel. Do you feel relaxed, centered, and balanced?
Has your perspective on the world around you been altered for the
better? Are you thinking, ‘The past 10 minutes were better for me
than most things that I do in my life. How amazing!'
friend, you have just experienced the practice of 'doing nothing'.
You have felt the benefits. Why not take 10 minutes everyday to be
truly idle of mind and body. Your whole being will thank you!
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