Just Sit and Think A While …


Sitting Rabbit - Gratisography.com

If you read my posts regularly, you know I am a big fan of doing “nothing” with great intent …

Our world is full of messages, slogans, and phrases that all boil down to this:

“GET BUSY AND DO SOMETHING!”

The emphasis on taking action and achieving goals, missions, and such is almost palpable at times.  Many fine motivational speakers (and you definitely should know how I view some of them) have created clever and impacting presentations, written books, and regularly remind us of how important it is to get moving and get ‘er done.

Then there are the quieter voices, like Susan Cain and her Quiet Revolution, the Mindfulness community in general and folks like Jon Kabat-Zinn and Michael Carroll in particular, along with many others who see value in quiet reflection.

So find a quiet and comfortable place, empty your mind of whatever distracts or worries you, experience the moment through all your senses, and let your mind heal and create.  

You may find yourself thinking about new and engaging things, or reimagining what is possible … or you may just enjoy a relaxing and refreshing pause from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.

BE STILL, BE OPEN, BE ALIVE …

Take a break from the headlong pursuit of whatever …  chasing financial success, forming relationships, getting fit and buff, or entertaining yourself with hobbies, activities, and obsessions.

Quietness combined with reflection is possibly the most powerful combination we can create totally within ourselves.  All we really need is the will and the opportunity … we develop the will and we find or create the opportunity.

Shoot, even the Rabbit gets the idea …

Looking for a quiet park bench that a six-foot bunny has not already claimed in the Heartland ….

John 

Image:  Gratisography.com

Quote:  Lorraine Hansberry, African-American playwright, including A Raisin in the Sun.  Hansberry focused on racism,feminism, gender roles, the black family, and the pan-African movement.

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