Peaceful inactivity

posted by Jeff | Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:42 PM | comments: 0

We hit our weather sweet spot today. It topped out just below 80, and we had a nice breeze all day. It feels good to open up all of the windows and turn off the air conditioning. This afternoon, I stole a few moments to crash out on the patio and doze off, just thinking about... whatever.

I think many would argue that this is an example of being lazy, but I believe it's just the opposite. I don't think people just switch off to be with their thoughts enough. I've known a lot of people who seem so frightened by the idea that they pack every minute of their lives with something to do.

I used to spend more time doing this when I was a kid, and when I was in college. Obviously, we don't have as many obligations in those stages of our lives. I try to find time, but it seems like there's always something to do, even if it is a leisure activity. I'm not sure if I would call it mediation, but to simply resign yourself to a peaceful place, with no obligation, no screens, no agenda... there's something freeing about that.

Try it. Force yourself to think about the moment, and your place in it. You'll come out feeling better even in times of chaos and strife.


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