Just Be, Part 2

Are you able to “just be”? The most relaxing activities may be the ones in which we do absolutely nothing. Yes, do nothing. Just be. That was the question I posed in yesterday’s post. If you have not read yesterday’s thought, I suggest referring back to it.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”——John Lubbock

I love this reflection on rest. To “Just Be” is a therapeutic decision we make to renew our our body, our mind and our spirit. I try to find periodic times through out the day to take refuge in a local park, a quiet room at home or any place I can find the sounds and smells of nature, the calmness of soothing music, a short nap or slow walk.

Stop working. Stop driving. Stop exercising. Stop reading. Stop texting. Stop organizing. Stop competing. Just stop! Just be.

It’s during these moments, away from the noise and chaos of our fast-paced, stress-filled lives, we can commune most closely with nature and our inner voice. Without distraction, our bodies and minds can totally relax because there is no danger, no need to be ready to respond to anything or to anybody. All we have to do is “be”.

Try to ‘Just Be” for a small portion of you journey through life today. Practice makes progress. Progress is good.

This would be a good time to push the Personal Pause button.