One of the central tenets of the Japanese art of Wabi Sabi is that nothing is ever finished. Think about this idea for a second or two….Isn’t that freeing? It is a great act of kindness toward yourself, and to those you care about, to take a break to be mindful. Leave it unfinished – walk away and return refreshed.
Try this: This week leave something half-done. Take school work, for instance. Yes, you read that right. It’s only school work. Trust me – I work as a psychotherapist in Harvard Square where stress and burn-out are an epidemic. It’s just homework. Take a break. Leave the homework undone for now. Rest. Move your body. Laugh. The irony is that you will get more done if you take a self-care break and let things be unfinished. This post is now finished….. or is it?
Yoga flow of the day: Moon salutation. Salute the harvest moon and stretch your body in several directions with this version of Chandra Namasakar:
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!