Don’t Just Do Something Sit There – Day 13 of 365 Days to a Better You

Don’t just do something. Sit there.
~John Kabat Zinn

teacup-2324842_640It’s Day 13. You’ve been pondering and working hard thus far on new or revisited ideas to shift the trajectory of your life. Action, action, action is necessary, if you are going to make the difference you hope to make.

The clever quote above reminds you, though, that you don’t always have to be doing something. Sometimes you need to take a break and just be for a while.

Blaise Pascal went even further. “All humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Kurt Vonnegut chimed in, “I am a human being, not a human doing.”

You must do to achieve in the world, but you must learn to be occasionally if you want all you’re doing to have an impact.

So, today your mission is to do nothing related to your goals and dreams. Set them aside. Focus on drinking in the people, places, and things around you.

Oddly enough, the universe often rewards our relaxation with new insights not afforded to those who push the pedal to the metal without breaks. The writer and artist William S. Burroughs confirms this principle, “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

Relax and enjoy your day off!


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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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