I’ve recently collected a few essays that seem to fit together a little. They center on the need to sometimes cultivate a private place to find stillness in your life. It’s a good place to find your passion, obtain inspiration, find creative responses to life. The video of John Cleese is instructional. Now that I am on mandatory rest until my throbbing muscles start to unwind, I have time to find some additional stillness. It’s better to find a regular time and space when you’re not drugged 😉
Here’s a gift from Gar Reynolds of Presentation Zen featuring the John Cleese video. “You don’t get inspiration from your laptop.”
Is there a cure for stress, from Goodlife Zen. (Note, be in the present. Being in the past or future with your mind is not a winning situation.)
A couple from Zen Habits–Find Stillness to Cure the Illness and The Minimalist’s Guide to Cultivating Passion.