Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is a week of discovering or re-discovering truth. I am in love with this chapter. I will post more at the end of the week, but it has been a gift of acknowledgment for me. I am a true believer of the saying "the truth will set you free". It is also one of the hardest things to do. Very hard. And not always received with smiles and hugs.
Friday, September 25, 2009
My dog spends most of her day doing nothing. Some days I wish I was my dog. Some days. And some days I am sure she wishes she was me...not doing nothing.
Somewhere between doing nothing and not doing nothing is a wonderful balance. This is the place I like to be.
I've spent many, many hours trying to do nothing over many, many years. So as I explored this opening Menu Item on this Joy Diet I tried to take my past experiences and my present day experiences and figure out what this means to me in my life.
I found that the beauty in doing Nothing is the slowing down the pace. Being present to the now. Finding a clear mind to sift through all the clutter so I can have the ability to recognize my truth and my path. Examination. Contemplation. Listening. Learning. What are my goals and which ones truly matter. What can I let go of once and for all. What have I outgrown. Cleaning out the houses in my mind, body and spirit.
Wow...nothing leads to plenty. Nothing leads to happiness. Nothing leads to Joy.
Can it be that Nothing is essential? I think so.