"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent." -Buddha
"Lost time is never found again." -Benjamin Franklin
Do you consider sleeping to be “lost time”? As you sit on the sand and watch the ocean waves crash against the shore are you being idle? Is diligence equivalent to drudgery? Does all activity have to be frantic?
Good old Benjamin and Buddha both point to a fundamental truth in life… life is what we make of it.
Their advice: Do stuff.
They don’t make it a point to tell you to never sit down. They don’t say relaxation is for wimps. They don’t even say that you have to work every day. Just be diligent and don’t waste the time you have.
If you are going to rest in the hammock, then do it with full engagement and full enjoyment. If you are going to pull weeds in the garden then do your best to get them by the roots and clear the space. If you are walking through the kitchen put the dishes into the dishwasher. Fill each day with moments in which you are fully present. Small spans of time can hold the most meaningful experiences. So don’t let them go by unnoticed. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Even if what you’re accomplishing is the best nap in a hammock the world has ever seen!
Only you can spend your time. Spend it wisely!
Have a great week!
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