The Vibrant Moment – Remember: Rest
Tools from the Center for New Psychology
Publisher: Doris Jeanette, Holistic Psychology Mentor, Coach
How often to you let yourself rest and do nothing?
One of my students at The International Women’s Writing Guild at Skidmore College once gave me a flyer that said:
“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.”
This wonderful reminder about a civilized way to live life was a permanent fixture on my refrigerator for years. My quest for happiness, real love and abundance was more sympathetic to this Spanish proverb than the Puritan Ethics, which I was indoctrinated in.
Unfortunately, the Puritan Ethics mentality still dominates the white culture in North America. Nevertheless, resting is essential in terms of your mental health, physical health, mental acuity, and peak performance. The reason resting is essential is because your available energy operates on the second law of thermodynamics.
The second law of thermodynamics affirmed that there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine or a perpetual human being. You cannot keep going and going without stopping to replenish your energy. If you do keep going you deplete, burn up, and use up your energy source.
When you use up your energy source you become sick and ineffective. So, get with the laws of nature and rest. Rest is one of the major ways you can replenish your energy. When you rest you receive more energy so you can get up and go again.
Resting in nature is even more effective, than resting surround by concrete. Rest in nature.
REST IN NATURE: Mother Nature replenishes your energy when you stop and relax. Have fun playing with a group of sensitive people at a Nature Workshop. Learn how to get grounded and keep your energy moving. Near NYC and Philadelphia. Come for the day or spend the fall weekend in New Hope, PA. October 24, 11:00-5:00, $200.00, five openings left.
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