All too often, life seems to rush past, as we’re engrossed in one activity after another. Depending how the current world situation is affecting you, you might have more time on your hands than usual, but either way, I hope that you sometimes find some time to do nothing. The wonderful Italian phrase “Il Dolce Far Niente” means “the sweetness of doing nothing” and to me its quite inspiring.
Partly it inspires me to set aside some time between activities, to have some space. Dont just do something, sit there! But it also reminds me that although finding that space sometimes seem only to reveal my underlying anxiety, there are also times when doing nothing can be the sweetest activity of all.
I hope you’ll find a few minutes to sit with Il Dolce Far Niente and share with me the sweetness of doing nothing together.