Doing nothing is actually doing something of value. With all the expectations people have for themselves and the drive to accomplish, many don’t take time to stop. But everyone’s entitled to guilt-free breaks.
It’s easy to get away from it all here on the island, to find a quiet spot to just sit in a sheltered nook or to amble along off the beaten path while listening to the songs of the sea and the birds. The challenge lies in making the choice to do so. There is a difference between having the time and taking the time, and often one is used as an excuse for not doing the other.
firmly pitched, planted-
take time for some daydreaming
of unbound frolic
Animals are a constant reminder to relax and be carefree. If their basic needs are met, they don’t plan new things to worry about and don’t scurry about bound by to-do lists with no mental break. Being the animal of greatest intelligence, humans have more choices of activity. Intelligence does not necessarily equate with good sense, and not taking regular daily breaks from activity and technology is unwise. Take a cue from nature, go out and observe- no book, no music- just you, your undistracted senses, and Mother Earth.
Do you take meaningful daily breaks? What do you do? Where’s your special quiet place?
This Haiku was written for Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge words ‘pitch & time’, and the photo is for Jamie’s weekly photo challenge word ‘middle’. Anyone can join one or both at any time. Curious? Go on over and check them out. And then have a fantastic weekend. Melissa Xx