“If nothing’s working for you, if you feel as though you’re pushing forward against the grain, the most productive and proactive thing you can do is nothing. Nature is turning you inward, to gain power through peace, rather than outward to gain power through activity.” ~Martha Beck
Sometimes I feel ashamed if I’m not being productive, even on a vacation. Even if I’m only spinning my wheels, I want to believe I’m accomplishing something. This is a cultural norm.
But as Martha Beck points out, there are times when we need to put everything on pause. Later, we’ll return to our daily routines with a sense of renewal and fresh ideas. ~CL