Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doing Nothing

Is it possible?
Today I felt very weird. Usually I do something to avoid, change, fix, or alter this state. Today was different. I didn't want to run away from it by doing something. I think this is the purpose of doing nothing.
 There's a quote from the Tao te Ching that goes~

Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?

Well that is easier said than done. Try to will yourself to just do nothing.
Do nothing and wait.
Do nothing and see what happens.
Does nothing continue forever?
What exactly constitutes doing nothing?
Think about it, to do nothing, you would have to stop breathing...
So actually, one is always doing something even when doing nothing.
Think about it...

Maybe doing nothing really means 
to let everything be as it is.
That sounds right.
I think we Westerners always have a knee jerk reaction
to do something about every little thing.

Here's a test. See if you can do nothing for 2 minutes!

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