I woke up to a gloomy, wet weekend morning in Auckland. It had been a busier than usual week when extra attention and output was required. Just as I was mulling that I needed to chill this day before attending to the many ‘must do’s’, I stumbled on this piece.
I’d love to know who wrote it but unfortunately the only credit was ‘Author unknown.’ Strange how a path laid out by the unknown can help us to know more about ourselves, but on that day, I rediscovered resolutions I’d abandoned, and a sense of clarity into how life could be lived more simply. Here’s what Unkown wrote:
DO LESS THINKING,
And pay attention to your heart.
DO LESS ACQUIRING
And pay more attention to what you already have
DO LESS COMPLAINING
And pay more attention to giving
DO LESS CONTROLLING
And pay more attention to letting go
DO LESS CRITICIZING
And pay more attention to complementing
DO LESS ARGUING
And pay more attention to forgiveness
DO LESS RUNNING AROUND
And pay more attention to stillness
DO LESS TALKING
And pay more attention to silence.