BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

The value of nothing

Go through your to-do-lists of the last weeks or months. I bet there is something missing on all of them.

Nothing.

I don’t mean that there is nothing missing, I mean, I bet the word “nothing” is missing on all of them.

What do I mean by that?

There was a time when I thought the more I can put on my schedule each day and the more I get done the faster I can go forward.

But that is flawed thinking.

Yes, regular work means progress. To some degree.

But the brain can only process so much of it.

Let’s take athletes for example. They don’t train the whole day. They train a lot, yes, but they have strict periods of rest.

Those periods of rest are the key.

Our brain, as well as our body, needs time to process (and sometimes to heal). That processing is only possible if you don’t overload it with new information. Otherwise it’s going to burn out after some time.

So?

Let go every once in a while. Great ideas and joy in your life can only develop if you let your brain do its work without interference.

That’s what those periods of “doing nothing” are for. You need to stop the mind carousel.

Stopping the mind carousel:
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