Out of the gloom and into the light

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

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.

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Jasbindar Singh

Jasbindar is a business psychologist, leadership excellence coach and author of ‘Get your Groove Back’. www.jasbindarsingh.com