In the office yesterday, there was a conversation about doing nothing. I listened as a colleague expressed discomfort about being idle ... that busy was better. Another said that sitting and zoning out was not acceptable, but that napping was okay. Someone countered that napping was a waste of time. Another talked about always doing something with her hands ... knitting, needle felting, needlepoint, sketching ... because she couldn't sit idle and just be.
A long time ago, while I was going through a huge life transition and a whole lot of chaos, a friend gave me the book "The Art of Doing Nothing". Back then I was a human doing ... busy all the time ... and didn't know how to simply just be.
The book literally changed my life. It made my moments richer, helped me be more present, enhanced the flow of my creativity, and ultimately connected me with the essence of who I am.
Lately, my life has been really busy. Too much so. The conversation yesterday had me looking for the book, which I am sure I passed on to a friend. Instead I found this link, which helped me reconnect with the art of doing nothing.
I' thought I'd pass on to you.
Enjoy the moments of today, however you choose to spend them!
Transition on Purpose