The art of doing nothing


This can sound strangely boring as well as easy. In fact, it is neither. I have noticed that the more aware spiritually I have become the more I have been able to quiet the chatter that used to constantly float around in my head. Sometimes when I am pondering what to blog about, I have thought oh…that’s easy, I will just start writing about the first thing that pops into my head. Guess what, a lot of the time lately there is nothing there. The chatter has disappeared. My thoughts have been quieted. There have been very few times in my life that my thoughts have been still.

When I first started practicing hot yoga was the first time I really noticed it. It was a wonderful feeling, to just be in the moment.

I also believe that writing has been very therapeutic for me. It has allowed me to express the thoughts and feelings that have been packed into my head. It has been pensieve of sorts, a place to put my thoughts.

I try not to write to complain, or whine, but to share and offer insight as well as solutions. How successful I am at this I am not sure. I can only give the perspective I am able to see things from.

There are many times I will start to write a blog without a real purpose or intention. And what develops always seems to provide me with the most insight. By allowing myself the permission to be guided by spirit, I am starting to learn to let go of my need for control.

In turn, all this is allowing me to enjoy the quiet in my head. Once we are quiet, our world opens up. I am learning to enjoy the art of doing nothing.


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