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There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-- General Douglas MacArthur
 

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Nothing at all

Sometimes, one of the most energizing things you can do is to do nothing at all. Take a break from all your going and doing, and allow yourself some time to simply be.

Life becomes overly hectic and stressful when you assume that every moment must be filled with some kind of activity. Some moments are best filled with peace, and quiet, and genuine relaxation.

Certainly it is good to have plenty of effort and activity in your life. And it is also good when you regularly take time to enjoy the simple, unpretentious, yet incredibly wonderful experience of being alive, of being you.

Give yourself time to absorb and process all that is happening by spending some time where nothing is happening. Be gloriously bored, with nothing to do, nothing to entertain you, no expectations, and every possibility for profound peacefulness.

The moments you spend away from the complexities and pressures of life are not wasted. They’ll energize you, revive you, and help you face those pressures and complexities with renewed vigor.

— Ralph Marston

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