Friday, September 25, 2009

the next chapter - the joy diet - nothing

i am a huge fan of doing nothing. it really is an art.

tuesday afternoon i decided to grab a nice hot bath and soak my yoga-ed out muscles in dr. teal's eucalyptus spearmint "relax" epsom salts solution and read the first chapter of the joy diet "nothing."

after reading the chapter of nothing i was inspired to do exactly that - nothing. so i dropped deep down into the tub, water up past my ears, closed my eyes and practiced the art of nothing. it felt great!

reflecting back on this summer i realized that i did a whole lot of nothing. and like it said in the book it leads to joy. this summer i became at peace with myself and the new direction my life is going.

it's never to late to jump in on the joy diet band wagon and i hope that you do.

photo credit ici

54 comments:

Revisionista said...

sounds delicious!!

glad you had such a lovely afternoon :)


PS~~got my tea trade treats & it was like Christmas. such a wonderful surprise to come home to at the end of a tres tres long week. thanks for organizing all of this!

Jose Launisch said...

you said everything but nothing was conveyed

MGS Fotografie said...

Good job! I was able to remember to do nothing only once this week...I haven't gotten my book yet so I don't have that visual reminder :P

sherry ♥ lee said...

I love that you spent a summer learning about nothing and have found peace with it. And slipping down into the tub for your 15 minutes...that's the place I found my time for 15 minutes too...bliss!

Lawendula said...

Sounds good! Happy do-nothing for next week! :)

differenceayearmakes said...

Perfect! I love that bath gel myself.

Jane said...

I'm such a big fan of taking a bath. It's one of the nicest things we can do for ourselves! In fact, today is my birthday and I'm heading upstairs to light a few candles, soak in the tub and enjoy nothing.

Silke said...

Sounds like you are quite practiced at the art of doing nothing. It is so hard, I think! I had a month like that in June though - it was our month to hang out and just enjoy life. There needs to be more of that all around, don't you think?! :) Silke

KathrynAntyr said...

It does feel oh so good to sink into a hot bath. What a great way to soothe your body and nurture your soul!

Turquoise Diaries said...

I love the idea but sometimes its very difficult to find that precious time :))

J. Michael Mollohan said...

Is "nothing" sacred?

kaileenelise said...

your book bath sounds amazing - what a great way to try a little nothing. i think i might give that a try while i read about truth!

Karen D said...

Sounds like you had a great summer doing nothing, I have a sneaking suspision you may be right, I may just find doing nothing addictive!!

Ally said...

I seem to be a master at doing nothing, which can sometimes be a problem! :o)

Pink Heels said...

I don't know about you but I find that practicing the art of nothing is easier because I practice yoga. Savasana has been a great tool that I have taken off the mat and into my life through "nothing breaks."

Carolyn said...

Yay 4 nothing!!

I love seeing your life take on its new direction. You're blossoming right before our eyes!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

I think it's awesome that you can find joy in doing nothing. It is indeed a blessed feeling.

Karley said...

Doing nothing really is an art--I hope we all become comfortable with incorporating it into our daily lives more.

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Sounds perfect! I need to schedule some do nothing time into my diary.

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Indy Grrrl said...

I love doing nothing. It truly is my therapy : )

Pamela Sweet said...

Oooh, some nothing in the water sounds scrumptious! I think I'll be trying that! I'm also going to try some of that dr. teal's eucalyptus spearmint "relax" epsom salts solution! Thanks!

May the rest of your year be filled with nothings. :)

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Truly doing nothing - lazing in the bath under the water. How very pleasant.

Valli said...

Your afternoon sounded wonderful. Here's to Truth.

Lisa said...

Hmmm... I think I'll go take a bath!!! ;)

Mark said...

To do nothing, to quiet the brain, ahhhh, feels so good!

Ellecubed said...

Doing nothing really has transformed you. As Carolyn said, you really are growing and changing right before our very eyes.

I also tried the bath idea and I really loved it. I like the way water in my ears forces me to be a little quieter and take in my surroundings a little mre.

Sankofa Doll Artistry said...

Wonderful post. Thank you!

Michelle said...

Oh that is my MOST favorite thing to do of all!! I just need to learn how to do it more often. Good for you for doing NOTHING. Lol!

xoxo

Fatma said...

Aaaaaaaaah. A bath is one of life's most delightful luxuries. It feels sooooooooo good!

So glad to connect through the joy diet!

becky n said...

I like your sign post - it emphasizes No Thing to me.

I had a season where I learned to enjoy nothingness; came to me much later in life than yours has so you will have more time to put it to practice. But whenever we learn it, it is valuable.

Have a great week as you work with truth.

Grammy said...

You are great at nothing. How cool is that. I really enjoyed your post. See ya next week. Thank for stopping by.

Christa said...

I frequently find comfort with water. Whether it is by a body of water or in a body of water, it is very grounding for me. I love that you soaked and did nothing! That's my kind of nothing!

gemma said...

The slight movement of water may be a gentle way of sinking/soaking into nothingness. I might try that!

TweetNica said...

Your Nothing sounds fabulous. I think I will try that out this week!

Melinda said...

that does sound super relaxing! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Genie Sea said...

You hit the nail on the head. One must be at peace with oneself in order to do nothing. Reading your post, I felt the peace and contentment wash over me :)

Cindy said...

I absolutely love being in the water, but I rarely think to take baths. This week, I'll try a bath and see how it feels for my Nothing time. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective.

Angie said...

Hello Melita,
Your nothin time sounds the best! Having a warm bath and sinking in where all you hear is your own breath. I will try this for my next 'Nothing ' date, thanks for the inspiration, Angie :)

Silky - Expressive Hart said...

I'm with you on taking a bath and just doing nothing! Looking forward to sharing this joyous journey with you.

Helen said...

Wow, the bath sounds like a great way to do nothing. How creative. I think I'd find it really difficult to keep my mind from simply wandering while soaking though.

The Other Laura said...

Oh! Spending some nothing time in the tub sounds wonderful!

Snap said...

Your bath sounded wonderful. I think I'll add a duck or two to the water to help with the NOTHING ... a little play should be fun!

WrightStuff said...

I want to find this place too (she says petulently!). OK, I will keep at it. I am sure I just need to keep trying....

yogag33k said...

Oh my!! The epsom salt solution sounds amazing...might have to try this out!! hehe

Beth Dargis said...

ooo nothing in the tub and all over the place - yes I want to bring my nothing into the rest of my life and not just this nothing time.

City Girl said...

I found your post a wonderful reminder that doing nothing need not be an intimidating exercise :)

GraceGal said...

The first thing that grabbed me in your post was dr. teal's relax solution. Sounds heavenly! What a way to start. :)

Girasole said...

Ahh, nothing like a good soak. Sounds like you are well on your way :)

Miss Becky said...

Ha! the neon is great. thanks for stopping in and saying hello. I love the way you do nothing :)

Serena said...

what a blissful way to do nothing ~ :)

Kim said...

Mmmmm, the nothing bath - heavenly!

Art Visions said...

That bath with spearmint epsom salts sounds wonderful! I love that neon sign with "Nothing" posted here. Cool!