Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rest

Transparent Moment
Watercolor, 3.75 x 5.5 inches
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. — Ovid
Too much to do? No time to rest? Yeah, I feel that way, too. But my body and mind continually remind me that if I do not take enough time to kick back and relax, they'll arrange for me to do just that.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. —Bertrand Russell
I thought that I'd learned to surrender to regular relaxation because, quite simply, it's good for me! I enjoy it. But when stress gets the upper hand, I can forget what's good for me.

Today, I quit coffee. For my system, coffee is the equivalent of heroin. So, I'm going through withdrawal and all I want to do is lay down. My mind is fighting me every step of the way.
During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. — Fritjof Capra
Do you need a permission slip to rest? Consider what you have accomplished recently. This past weekend, I thoroughly cleaned and de-cluttered my house and studio.

As soon as I complete this writing, I'm surrendering and will get horizontal. You can join me in your own little universe.

Put your feet up. Close your eyes. Inhale. Let yourself do nothing. It's fun!

Enjoy this critical part of living and the creative process.

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