One of the most important things that I have started doing everyday is allowing a period of time devoted to doing nothing. This is not meditation time, this is not time spent on tasks or with any real preplanned intent. If it is anything, for me doing nothing is what it is to just allow being in time. And at the end of these experiences, what does this nothingness accomplish? What do I have to show for time spent like this? Well, really absolutely nothing and I am finding within that, a secret door to how to do everything.
For me this nothingness is making room for what I do not yet know to become known. It is the novelty of scheduling time with the unknown. It is time for listening for the things I can’t quite hear yet, seeing the things just out of sight, and for getting the hints of what I don’t know that I do not yet know. For me, right now in the flow of where I am at in my life, knowing the importance of allowing doing nothing is one of the greatest measuring sticks of success and accomplishments going.
I am just about to come to an end of my fully scheduled hard core past 6 weeks of working while being. But I find upcoming on the to do list June 1 -27th being at home rather full. On my being while not working calendar everyday:
the doing at least a little bit of nothing
So, when the colleagues I am currently working with ask me what I plan to do with all my time off of work next month, with a big smile and tremendous excitement I can honestly reply:
I am going to be busy busy busy working bringing home the real bacon by doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
Want to join me?
Try doing nothing and see just how much being gets done.