C’mon, try guessing at least… 🙂
… doing nothing is the answer, in my opinion.
We want to move. Be active. Do this. Do that. We’re a “doodat” society.
For us, activity has become synonymous with achievement.
How wrong is that?
One can be active…
…and be achieving zilch. Nix. Nadda.
The moment we realize this, the value of doing nothing dawns upon us.
What are we achieving by doing nothing?
A lot a lot a lot.
For starters, we are not taxing our eyes with media. That’s one of the greatest side-effects of doing nothing. Our eyes take a hit in today’s media-packed world. Doing nothing gives them a very valuable break.
Furthermore, while doing nothing, we are perhaps watching our thoughts and not reacting to them. Or, we are listening to our breathing pattern. These two activities fall under the category of “meditation while doing nothing”.
So now, doing nothing is a form of meditation…wow! Already we are moving in higher circles.
While doing nothing, we are refraining from most or all activities, and these include all negative activities, so we’ve got our Karma-usage pretty much on hold. That’s already very big.
Meanwhile, our thoughts drain. We are getting empty. Positive energy flows in to fill the vacuum. We are getting healthy by doing nothing, and are filling ourselves up with goodness by default.
Our focus turns to our breath. Wow, we breathe. We are a wonder. There’s metabolism happening. We realise that our existence is already something big. All this while doing nothing.
We rest. Our senses get a break. Our heart needs to beat less. Poor heart, it never gets a full break, until the very end. In the interim, it has to make do with beating less per unit time. It is grateful for such small mercies.
Resting makes us gear up for forthcoming activity. Our bodies and minds refresh themselves for new endeavours…by doing nothing.
Try it out.
Perhaps it was lacking in your repertoire.
It won’t be lacking now.
Use it like a secret weapon!