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The Sweetness of Doing Nothing


There has been a gradual quickening in the air, in our blood and bones – as business and venues reopen and we go back to “normal”… I have noticed a maelstrom of emotions in myself and others.

There’s a sense of anticipation, excitement and energy up front and yet underneath simmers some not so good feeling emotions such as anxiety (even fear) and overwhelm. It’s felt surreal and sweet to be seeing people smiles again, and yet….

A large part of me doesn’t want things to go back to how they were before as they weren’t sustainable (in so many ways). The busy-ness, the “do-ing,” the rush to be productive were not healthy. Though enculturated, we have internalized that stress and it needs to stop.

Can we take a pause again without a pandemic forcing us? Can we slow down our busy minds and hands? Can we come back into presence and breath, feeling our feet supported by the earth? Can we stop to smell the flowers?

Can we find gratitude and savor the sweetness of doing nothing? This Italian phrase – Dolce Far Niente means just that and I propose we find time each day for this beautiful practice.

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Unknown member
Jan 01, 2023

The Pandemic brought us many gifts as a society. So many people have refuse to return to work, or refuse to not work from home after experiencing downtime outside of the slavery system of work and consumerism. I believe the term that is being used is "The Great Resignation" - people resigning from their traditional jobs and finding new ways to work and thrive in accordance to what one's body and soul needs. For me, doing nothing requires trusting that life will unfold in my favor and that there is a natural flow of abundance, once I am willing to get out of the way and let life love me. " Amor Fati" - Love Fate!

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Dr. Loi Medvin
Dr. Loi Medvin
Jan 24, 2023
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It did indeed cause a great many to review their life and practices, hopefully coming back into more alignment with what feeds their souls as well as their bellies. Trust is key!

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