Wednesday, December 23, 2020

December 23--Makes Me Smile

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  --Bill Watterson

    So true, so true! There's always stuff that needs to be done, and that so easily supersedes doing nothing. Doing all the nothing you want tends to get mixed into the realm of laziness, and that's so unfortunate. I love going on retreats, where doing nothing is the sanctioned mission. 
    Nothing time is time to think, to drink in ideas, to be creative, to pay attention. If we don't make time to do nothing, we become just another rat in the race. We miss life. We miss the blessings in which we operate continually. We lose sense of who we are and what is important to us. 
    Time is a human invention, and we can create as much of it as we want. (See "Einstein time" in The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks.) We can, with intention, make at least some time to do nothing. It's a choice and a practice, like all of life. 
    I'll close with another favorite from The Big Leap: There's never enough time to do all the things you don't want to do, and there's never enough money to buy all the things you don't need. 

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