Is Rest Your Neglected Garden?

Quotes and Notes #351, October 21

Your garden of meditation needs tending

Your garden of meditation needs tending

“It is very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.—Thich Nhat Hanh—

We seem to run all day—to pay the bills, invest in the future, get ahead, perform endless jobs, and when we’re finished with that, we run even more.

It is good to take a bit of time each day to sit and relax, to contemplate and meditate. Only a few minutes of contemplation will act as a powerful pill of reconstitution. Try it.

Smile for your inner happiness
Remember, you are the only you in the world
And remember that, Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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A Short Essay About Resting…

Quotes and Notes #222, June 20

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”—John Lubbock, “The Use of Life.”—

Some of the greatest accomplishments of mankind are developed while resting. You may see me in a lounge chair in the shade with an unread book across my lap. You may notice that I’m gazing up at the under sides of the tree leaves above me. You may think that I’m wasting time.

But I’m not wasting time, I am working. I am solving the problems of humanity and building a tall skyscraper. I am working up energy to water the plants or to write the Great American Novel. There’s no limit to what I can accomplish while resting, so please don’t interrupt me.

I have a secondary quote submitted by my friend Sylvia Eidson:
“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.
It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.”
~H.. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

resting leads to accomplishment

resting leads to accomplishment

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