“We call it ‘dolce far niente.’ It means ‘the sweetness of doing nothing.’”
– Giovanni in Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Nowadays it’s all about the grind. It’s a badge of honor to work 80+ hours a week, to 10x your business, productivity, money, and growth.
Working hard, especially at something you love can be practical, healthy, and rewarding, but athletes will tell you that recovery time is just as important.
Take time to rest, to introspect, to connect with nature and to feed your soul.
Time to take another vacation from my excuses.
I don’t have the time, the talent, the money, the support, the education, and blah blah blah -all excuses that keep you from reaching your goals. Don’t let resistance and fear steal your dreams.
What is one small step you can take TODAY that will bring you closer to achieving your goals?
Take action now.
“It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
Death makes room for birth
Space makes room for newness
Of course, when people and animals that we love go away the pain and emptiness that is left in their wake changes us forever
But imagine if it didn’t all go away – children would never leave for college, marriage or new adventures; pets living forever would allow no room for more to be adopted and loved,; how would the wisdom that ripens with age ever be found if we were eternally young; if we held onto our childhood beliefs, how could we become the ones to put the money under our child’s pillow from the tooth fairy, buy the gifts from Santa or chase the monsters from under their beds; how would we ever become the adults if our parents lived their youth forever?
Remembering what was may bring a sweet, tingling feeling but holding on, trying to go back in time leaves us stagnant, hopeless and depressed.
This moment is all that was ever promised, and it is all that is truly real, everything else exists only in memories or dreams.
Take time to mourn the losses, to experience and heal from the hurt, pain and sadness, and then open the windows of your heart and mind and allow the freshness of life in, let it help you to let go and live.