The Power of Doing Nothing
‘Choose to do nothing, or write’ -Neil Gaiman. Words to live by. This particular part of Tim Ferriss’ recent podcast really struck me.
The basic premise is this: give yourself the permission to only do two things; 1) nothing, or 2) the thing you set out to do originally, in Neil Gaiman’s case, write.
According to Gaiman, doing nothing quickly gets boring, and writing is so much more fun than doing nothing.
Procrastination is a bitch, and if you’re like me, you’re really good at doing it. It takes a lot to get to work, and I feel this advice will surely serve us procrastinators well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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