nothingness

Posted: July 5, 2013 in personal
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We are always in a rush. We set our alarms very early in the morning. Get up. Prepare. Have breakfast. Shower. Dress up. Commute to work. Plan our day. Attend meetings. Write reports. Instruct staff. Follow up previous orders. Report to the boss. Have lunch. Go back to work. Attend more meetings. Make more reports. Answer emails. Answer calls. Make calls. Reprimand inefficient staff. Call for a meeting.  Prepare to go home. Commute. Go to the gym. Prepare dinner. Eat dinner. Watch the news while cleaning up. Prepare for the next day. Shower. Go to bed. Read reports and transcripts. Sleep. *Repeat*

It may not be the exact activities for everyone but surely it is always a full day. We do not leave time to breathe, to relax, to appreciate even just a moment.

We need to slow down just a smidge. We need to be in the moment more and stop rushing everything. We need to stop moving like a bullet train.

There is so much more to life than having to write those reports. Or attend those meetings. Or answer those emails. Or make calls. I feel like we’ve drowned ourselves with so much of these stuff that we have forgotten to appreciate the little miracles of life.  We are always on the go, always finding something to do, something to fill our time.  When was the last time you stopped, breathed and just sit and appreciated everything in your surrounding – from the buzz of the computer you are using; the laughter of your officemates sharing a joke; the elegance of the leaves of that small plant by your desk; the crooked tile by the corner of the office?  When was the last time you did nothing and not stressed about it?  When was the last time you did nothing and appreciated every second of uselessness?  When was the last time you did nothing and soaked in the nothingness?

Go on. Try it out now.

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