The Fine Art of Doing Nothing

by Christopher Lovejoy on February 2, 2019

how beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward ~ Spanish proverb

Whatever could it mean to master the fine art of doing nothing … beautifully?

The presence that I am, the life that I live, the ones with whom I share this life, if only for a moment, can all be imagined and realized as one outcome. This power, this happiness, this flow, is a bloom most intimate; any separation between self and other seems rarely if ever necessary.

Feeling integral to this tenuous yet tenacious experiment called life is a kind of reverse grandiosity. I cannot say that I am troubled by this insignificance but rather ecstatic at the sense of coming alive to being a mere drop of awareness in this cosmic ocean known as Being.

Wanna more enjoyable, happy, harmonious life?

Do nothing ~ and then watch your life transform …

promise nothing
just be … who you most enjoy being
your nudge nudge, wink wink: you will almost always deliver

presume nothing
just be … more of who you know yourself to be
your nudge nudge, wink wink: you will rarely make an ass of u and me

create nothing
just flow spontaneously and effortlessly with whatever is available
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your presence and promise will open up to you

offer nothing
just share your presence and promise with those who express interest
your nudge nudge, wink wink: lose the pressure of wanting to be seen as important

expect nothing
just enjoy what you already have; it is often more than enough
your nudge nudge, wink wink: realize just how complete your life is already

learn nothing
just let your body absorb it all to guide you on your behalf
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your body will inform and inspire you as you go

need nothing
just let your reserves build up and your needs will disappear
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your boundaries will expand and fill with space

plan nothing
just follow the path of least resistance
your nudge nudge, wink wink: attainments and enhancements will arise naturally

hype nothing
just let quality sell itself
your nudge nudge, wink wink: come to trust the quality of what you already have

become no one
just be … more of who you are
your nudge nudge, wink wink: be ever more transparent to your authenticity

change nothing
just stay alive to your truth; people, places, and things will change on their own
your nudge nudge, wink wink: profound acceptance

In my surrender to serenity with sincerity, I remain everpresent to the miracle in the moment, giving such miracles over to intimacy, remaining open and receptive to feelings that hint at a constancy of ecstasy.

I feel forever vulnerable to any and all moments of intimacy,
in view of ecstasy, by way of beauty, harmony, and serenity

I dwell in love with my life even as I dwell in love with myself …

I remain vulnerable to moments of intimacy to reach a constancy of ecstasy,
responding with sincerity to the objects and subjects of beauty and harmony,
surrendered serenely, with vitality, to flowing intimately in and out of ecstasy

I welcome beauty and harmony with serenity and I welcome serene moments of intimacy with such beauty and harmony; I welcome ecstasy through intimacy and I welcome vitality through such intimacy in and out of ecstasy; I welcome more beauty and harmony with serenity.

In allowing myself to live in a world without problems, I immerse myself in the fine art of doing nothing. As such, I have nothing to offer where solving or resolving problems are concerned. In viewing and treating this self as art, I can relay said self as an artiste who does nothing.

in doing nothing, I allow the splitting between real and ideal to heal
in doing nothing, I allow the doing to arise from the totality of being

In my surrender to serenity with sincerity, I remain everpresent to the miracle in the moment, giving such miracles over to intimacy, remaining open and receptive to feelings that hint at a constancy of ecstasy.

And what of the dynamic between agony and ecstasy?

the agony of feeling bypassed, abandoned, forgotten
is replaced with a presence, a promise, a possibility:
the ecstasy of loving and blessing a flow without end
from one life to the next, from one lifetime to the next

The golden key: attention with intention without expectation.

I remain vulnerable to moments of intimacy to reach a constancy of ecstasy,
responding with sincerity to the objects and subjects of beauty and harmony,
surrendered serenely, with vitality, to flowing intimately in and out of ecstasy

Without expectation, without distress, I transcend the work of potentiating and polarizing in favor of self or other with a vulnerable, preferable albeit selective attention on realizing an intention that has no need of expectation, thereby forgoing the need for spiritual castration.

As such, sinkholes of indifference rarely open up and draw me down.

Wanna more enjoyable, happy, harmonious life?

Do nothing ~ and then watch your life transform …

promise nothing
just be … who you most enjoy being
your nudge nudge, wink wink: you will almost always deliver

presume nothing
just be … more of who you know yourself to be
your nudge nudge, wink wink: you will rarely make an ass of u and me

create nothing
just flow spontaneously and effortlessly with whatever is available
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your presence and promise will open up to you

offer nothing
just share your presence and promise with those who express interest
your nudge nudge, wink wink: lose the pressure of wanting to be seen as important

expect nothing
just enjoy what you already have; it is often more than enough
your nudge nudge, wink wink: realize just how complete your life is already

learn nothing
just let your body absorb it all to guide you on your behalf
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your body will inform and inspire you as you go

need nothing
just let your reserves build up and your needs will disappear
your nudge nudge, wink wink: your boundaries will expand and fill with space

plan nothing
just follow the path of least resistance
your nudge nudge, wink wink: attainments and enhancements will arise naturally

hype nothing
just let quality sell itself
your nudge nudge, wink wink: come to trust the quality of what you already have

become no one
just be … more of who you are
your nudge nudge, wink wink: be ever more transparent to your authenticity

change nothing
just stay alive to your truth; people, places, and things will change on their own
your nudge nudge, wink wink: profound acceptance

I promise nothing, I presume nothing. I create nothing, I offer nothing, I expect nothing. I learn nothing and I need nothing. I plan nothing and I hype nothing. In doing nothing, I become no one.

I change nothing.

In my surrender to serenity with sincerity, I remain everpresent to the miracle in the moment, giving such miracles over to intimacy, remaining open and receptive to feelings that hints at a constancy of ecstasy.

Ahhh, to master the fine art of doing nothing … beautifully.

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Life is a school for angels.
Love is the teacher, so you do your homework without fear.
Death is merely graduation.

~ Jeffrey Kuehl, Starbucks Coffee customer

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