Monday, June 18, 2012

Quote of the Week - June 18, 2012 - My Purposeful Life

"Paradoxical as it may seem, the purposeful life has no content, no point. It hurries on and misses everything. Not hurrying, the purposeless life misses nothing, for it is only when there is no goal and no rush that the human senses are fully open to receive the world. " --Alan Watts in The Sun magazine

I am living a purposeful life this week. So purposeful in fact, that it is Friday and I am just now posting my "Quote of the Week." (For those of you who have been checking in this week, I do apologize....)

Today is the last day of school for my kids and this week has been full of rushing and hurrying and doing and not a lot of purposelessness. The whole week has been full of purpose. And I am sure that I have missed a lot.

I miss sitting and drinking tea. I miss doing yoga. I miss meditating. I miss reading. I miss just doing a whole lot of nothing.

And that is what I am planning for next week. Nothing. A whole lot of it.

That is not to say that I will not be doing anything, only that I will not be planning anything. I mean to embrace purposelessness and miss nothing.

May you have make time for that this summer as well. It's the perfect time for it!

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