How nice it is to do nothing and relax afterwards.—Spanish Proverb

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.