Doing, Not Writing

July 27th, 2009

photo by Babykailan
photo by Babykailan



I’ve been busy.  It seems that working through my Vacation To Do List  requires actual doing more than writing.  But it’s good stuff.  It’s good to follow through on plans (yoga, car maintenance, etc.), to be open to new unplanned activities (cleansing diet), and to sometimes not want to do anything at all (sit by pool, nap with cat).


It’s important to be okay with yourself where you’re at emotionally, physically, spiritually, and every other way.  We’re sometimes harder on ourselves than we are on others, but we need to give ourselves permission to be.  Period.


As Lao-tsu’s 29th verse of the Tao Te Ching expresses:


Allow your life to unfold naturally,
Know that it too is a vessel of perfection.
Just as you breathe in and breathe out,
there is a time for being ahead
and a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion
and a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous
and a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe
and a time for being in danger.


Don’t judge yourself when you’re not being or doing what you think you “ought to” be doing.  Give yourself a break now and then.  Just allow yourself to be natural, to be.


Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori

6 Responses to “Doing, Not Writing”

  1. Powerful stuff here. I love this verse. I often think if something is going wrong, then it isn’t right and I have to address it, make the change asap. When I can’t, I feel like I failed at something, then starts the roller coaster of beating self up. This saying reminds me, not all is right and good in everything we do. Thus taking the good with the bad, “A time for everything!” Interesting.
    Thank you for sharing, You’re keeping my mind working.
    Have a great day. L

  2. Hi Lynn,
    I’m glad you liked the post and the verse. Just remember that there’s a time for “keeping [your] mind working” and a time for letting it rest 🙂

  3. Hi Lori,
    I tried to post you yesterday, but lost it. That cat is so danged cute. How do they manage that? Thx for adding the pics. That’s what I’ve been moved to do lately. How can I resist? Here’s to our sisterhood in the Great Heartbeat!

  4. Amen sister!

  5. This was just what I needed to read today! Thank you for the good advice, I needed it.

  6. Thank you for visiting and for the encouraging comment. I’m fairly new at this blog stuff, but I’m having a good time so far. Please stop by again some time.

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