Not long ago in a yoga class, the instructor recited these words. They struck a chord with me, especially since I’ve been working on trying to be okay with relaxing and needing to rest. I wondered if I would ever get to a point where I was completely okay with doing nothing and resting afterwards.
Even as I write this there is a voice in my head that says, “That’s obviously not okay. Things need to get done.” And it’s not that I am incapable of doing nothing. I’ve gone away for the week to the beach. Although even there I usually run or read. Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever do nothing.
I guess I’m just still learning and working on finding balance in life. For the first time in my life, those words sound tempting. A piece of me feels like it would be fantastic to do nothing and relax afterward, as long as the do nothing involves at least a book or a good movie. Can I have a cup of hot chocolate while I do nothing? Perhaps I’m evolving into relax mode slowly. Life is a process, afterall.