“I have a very full and busy life and occasionally I am asked, “Scotty, how can you do all that you do?”…The most telling reply I can give is: “Because I spend at least two hours a day doing nothing.”
—M. Scott Peck (1936-2005; psychiatrist, best-selling 20th century author – The Road Less Travelled)
It seems to be one of the most difficult things to convince ourselves of: Doing Nothing is efficient, productive, life-giving, not a waste of time, and can be immensely enjoyable.
“But I don’t really have time to do nothing!” you well might reply.
It’s like the old monk told the learner, “You should meditate an hour a day.”
“But I don’t have time,” he replied.
“Then you should meditate two hours.”
Yes, it would call for a little bit of re-ordering your life. Why not give it a try? Any amount of time will do.
Just what would “doing nothing” look like for you?
Imagine it a moment…