Simply… Just Sit

Suppose you wake up for a 5 o’clock in the morning shift, hitting the snooze button to get that little ounce of rest to move the blankets right off the bed getting you up to get ready.  Right off the bat, you turn on the bathroom faucet giving a moment for the water to become warm.  Letting breakfast sit for a bit, because it just got off the burner.  Starting the car, you turn on the heat just enough to remove the fogged windows.  On your way to work, you drive through the normal traffic until arriving.  Then work mode kicks in and you go from one task to another.  During your break, you pull out your phone to checkout the news.  After work, you pick up some groceries for supper and hit the gym.  On your way home, you turn on some tunes and arrive home.  After dinner, you go prepare your the new day and off to bed for the new day.

Well, this sounds like a pretty good day.  Though, something that can be unnoticed in the constant need to go.  We must go from one task to the next.  At times of rest, you pull out your phone to check the headlines and the Saturday meetup activities.  Still in the moments of rest, you are on the go.

There is some body activity going on.  There is some mental activity going on.  Even other activities that we may not be aware of are going on.  It is like however, we reflect that little gyro that points our heading of ourselves.  There is a push in the direction.  Imagine a flag on the ship.  If winds from the east blows, the flag waves in that direction.  If the winds blow from another direction, it moves points towards that way.  Though, if there is no wind, it sits.  Likely with a sail, the direction of the wind is goes with the ships sailing direction.  We blow the wind to point our flag’s direction.  We are in a way reflecting the flag of our ship.

Did you ever sit quietly with your back straight, not moving, just cherishing the beauty of silence? – J. Krishnamurti

Well, here is what I could recommend as a good solution to our daily activities.  This is just a small measure that could help toward rejuvenating ourselves as a whole.  Let’s simply do after a day of work, before coming home to just sit at a nearby bench, table, or even grass.  Sit near your work or in a good place that is quiet (at times at home, you may be on the go again).  Sit for 10 to 20 minutes.  When you are sitting, don’t do anything, just simply sit.  Make sure not to be distracted (that means your devices need to be turned off).  If it could help, you can listen to some tunes (in a way, it is like listening to the environment, just helps if it is noisy, try tunes that are easy, soft for the ears).   Sit from the daily activities, sit thinking, otherwise the mind could go on and on.  Also sit from correcting yourself, sit from making errors.  Sit from shifting your mind from one thing to the next.  Sit with yourself.

We can learn that sitting gives enough time for you to catch up to yourself.

Being on the go all throughout our day is something that could be easily missed, we first need to become aware of it.  There are many things that could help with tiredness, though a great way is to go back to the simple method of sitting.  Sitting is a core activity needed for ourselves in our daily strive toward life.

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

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