It seems that people, societies, and cultures place such a value on “doing.” We strive to keep busy, motivated, and achieve. If we happen to have a moment without something needing our immediate attention, we may even feel the need to create something to do—to fill the time as if it is wasted if we are not accomplishing something.
What if we allowed those quieter moments just to be, or even created space for non-doing? Perhaps scheduling in time to just “air out” the mind and heart, let the body rest into healing, and find value in pure presence. We may find there is a lot happening in those moments of non-doing, where we process, recover, and renew ourselves.
In mindful presence,
Non-doing is not doing nothing.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.