How often after a very busy day do we find ourselves wondering if we achieved anything significant at all? By the end of such days we feel tired, frustrated and empty. It seems like we were ‘busy’ doing nothing.
Doing nothing is the art of flowing with life and living the way of nature. When we plan our day and then let the Great Spirit be the rudder that navigates our day, the life force that flows out of our being inadvertently gets things done. This is when singers stop singing and let the song come out from the depth of their being; the painting that flows out of an artist and when the dancer and the dance become one.
Children live this natural way of flowing with the rhythm of life. So do Indian villagers who do not have birth certificates, they focus on the mystery of the moment. These are a living testimony of Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years.” Native tribes in different parts of the world are also closely connected with nature and also flow with the rhythm of life just like the 90 year old man who prayed to God to find out the purpose of the rest of his life. The response he received was intriguing: “Your life will have a purpose but you will not know it and you will fulfill that purpose without knowing it!”