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The idea of wasting time is a fabulous idea if it is rightly understood. It can be a door opening to the vastness of creative potential within.
I highly recommend it. For this writer, it is an essential Yoga Life Skill. To use another lyric from Mike Scott of the Waterboys it is the ability to sit In Silent Fellowship with yourself.
The idea of wasting time has, for many people, negative connotations. The mantra of the Western culture is, “Time is money.” However, for those who are really in the KNOW the more meaningful and powerful mantra is, “The Timeless is True Prosperity.”
Wisdom teachers of all traditions KNOW that the most valuable experience you might ever be graced is of NO TIME – this is the experience of eternity. In eternity you can’t waste time because eternity is outside of time.
Learn HOW TO waste time in a positive and fulfilling way.
In this way you learn to do a paradoxical thing which is the art of non-doing (wasting time). In learning the art of Non-doing you will find that time expands. Things get done through FLOW. You become a channel of Grace that allows Creation to do through you.
There is so much less effort and struggle. There is so much more fun and creativity.
Learning the art of non-doing, which I will refer to as wasting time, is learning to be present to the present moment. In being present to the NOW you enter your internal garden that has the potential of bursting into life would that you be willing to learn how to allow this.
One of the greatest wasters of time was the modern-day father of science Albert Einstein.
So the best way to begin to learn how to waste time – the art of non-doing – that will, paradoxically speaking, allow you to do more and BE more is to begin with the conscious practice of lying down.
Yoga Life Skill