Doing Nothing


There’s nothing like doing nothing.

I feel liberated, carefree, as if all responsibility is paused, and I am placed in a state of open wonder, able to just be.

Some may find it totally boring, perhaps a waste of time – not me!

My imagination is piqued, and ideas appear, as if clearing away everything that was blocking them. My senses are more, well, “sensitive,” magnified. So, I see and hear beauty around me more easily.

Like seeing shadows that turn things into silhouettes, or hearing a bird singing. And if I’m lucky, I become aware of the ringing in my ears, which I have always known as the hum of earth, the background “sound of empty” – or the “sound of being.”

I give myself the gift and luxury of doing nothing often. It recharges me. You may say it’s meditation, and that is much true. For isn’t meditation “the art of being present?”

It’s not even “thinking time,” but literally doing and thinking nothing.

In a way, doing nothing is meditating with my eyes open.

It is like, by emptying a space, and a block of time, you invite a more true essence - so that what is best for me comes to me. It’s like tuning into the bubbling sea of all possibility and imagination.

Perhaps you would like to purposely do nothing for a while, even a minute, and see how it feels.

Date Recorded: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Date Posted: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
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