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PARATY – 22 MAY 2019 – THE ART OF DOING NOTHING

24 May 2019

PARATY – 22 MAY 2019 – THE ART OF DOING NOTHING

The moment the kids wake up they smile and always ask the same 2 questions: “What are we having for breakfast?” and “What are we doing today?”

Lavinia usually warmly answers them, like a sweet mommy that she is, informing them on the menu and the schedule.

I am the opposite and have the same answer always: “I don’t know, I am as curious to find out!”

The Italians call it dolce far niente, the Chinese wu wei and the Dutch niksen.

To do nothing is a form of art and the Italians, the Chinse and the Dutch know that.

When you do nothing you are living the present, you are in a state of natural focus, connected to yourself and what is, when you do nothing you simply exist.

To contemplate implies an action of the thinking, doing nothing stops the thinking.

When you don’t think, you are.

Doing nothing is hard, especially today and especially for the new generation.

Doing nothing is taught, is explained.

Today I answered differently to their 2 questions:

“Today we are going to do nothing and in the evening we are going out for ice cream!”


Cum se trezesc copiii, zambesc si pun invariabil aceleasi 2 intrebari:

1. Ce mancam astazi

2. Ce facem astazi

Lavinia le mai raspunde cald ca o mamica misto ce este, punandu-i la curent ba cu meniul ba cu programul zilei. Eu, sunt un nasol in schimb si am acelasi raspuns de fiecare data si pentru ambele intrebari:

– Nu stiu, si eu sunt la fel de curios!

Italienii spun “Dolce far niente”, Chinezii “Wu Wei” iar Olandezii “Niksen”.

A nu face nimic este o arta, Olandezii, Italienii si Chinezii stiu!

Cand nu faci nimic, esti in prezent, esti intr-o stare de atentie naturala, esti conectat la tine si la ceea ce este, cand nu faci nimic, esti.

A contempla implica o actiune a gandirii, a nu face nimic opreste gandirea.

Cand nu gandesti, esti.

A nu face nimic, este greu, mai ales in ziua de astazi si mai ales pentru generatia noua.

A nu face nimic, se explica, se invata.

Astazi le-am raspuns diferit la cele doua intrebari.

Astazi o sa facem nimic iar pe seara, o sa iesim sa mancam o inghetata!

 

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