When was the last time you did absolutely nothing? Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. There is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.
The need for nurturing rest should not be viewed as mere idleness for it is hardly a waste of time; to take time to lie on the grass on a summer day or listen to the murmur of water, or watch the clouds float across the sky, or listen to beautiful music. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity; your body and mind needs it and will benefit from it.