Doing Nothing

“It seems to me that at this moment in time doing nothing is at least, if not more, important than doing something. Empty space, and how we create that, might need to be much higher up the to do list. In fact, personally, I may start an Anti-To Do List and give it equal attention. There are so many reasons to take this seriously. Consumerist culture has built our future on economic growth and has all but destroyed our collective relationship with what is most meaningful in life. When we are overly busy, the chances are we have been unconsciously sucked into that paradigm. Busyness doesn’t just hinder our sense of reverence for life, it actually contributes to the destruction of it. Even if what we are busy with appears to be very worthwhile.”

Justine Huxley, Director of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

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