“Do Nothing, Leave Nothing UnDone…” What?
NataliaPH | January 28th, 2015
Are you familiar with The Tao and it’s wonderful verses? In 37th verse we read:
The Tao does nothing, but leaves nothing undone.
If powerful men could center themselves in it
the whole world would be transformed by itself,
in its natural rhythms.
When life is simple,
pretenses fall away;
our essential natures shine through.
By not wanting, there is calm,
and the world will straighten itself.
When there is silence,
one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself.
In the world of constant chase how do these words make you feel? If you resonate with their wisdom and can see through them, soon you will discover that in fact not doing is doing more…
When you can focus and be present, there is nothing that can’t be done… I’ve just read a great articles written by Dr Hyman, one of those amazing physicians who embrace the art of living consciously and re-creating health from inside out…
Here is his take on “doing nothing” and how that is “the key to happiness”
Enjoy! Much Love and To Your Health…
Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness
Dr Hyman | DrHyman.com
Attention and focus are hard to come by. Starbucks built a $13 billion business because we need help paying attention. Psychiatrists increasingly diagnose “adult attention deficit disorder” and prescribe Ritalin for grownups who can’t focus or pay attention. But are coffee and prescription speed the answers to our modern distractions?
Our attention is derailed by email, iPhones, the bing of a new text message, by bad news on television and the stresses of work, relationships and family. It’s easy to be overwhelmed and miss the extraordinary gift of being alive. Our bodies break down under the onslaught – insomnia, anxiety, depression, obesity and all chronic diseases are made worse by this unrelenting stress.
The Buddha was walking down the road shortly after he was enlightened, and a traveler saw his remarkable energy. He asked him if he was an angel, a wizard or magician or some kind of god.
“No,” the Buddha said, “I am awake.”
What matters most in life is the quality of our experience, the ability to be awake to what is real and true in our lives, for the difficult and the happy times, to be awake to each person we touch, to our own experience, to this very moment, to the simple sweet and alive gifts of a smile, a kind deed, the breeze READ MORE at: http://drhyman.com/blog/2015/01/08/nothing-key-happiness/