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Don’t Just Do Something . . . Sit There June 8, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness, Poetry.

Breathing in and out
Seated meditative pose
Mindfulness restored

Content to just be
Revel in simplicity
Let your life unfold

Let the past recede
Stay attentive and mindful
The future will wait

Live in the moment
Embrace all that it offers
Now is all we have

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1. Debra - June 8, 2011

Very lovely _/!\_

Thank you Nancy:)

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

Thanks, Debra. Namaste.

2. Cindy - June 8, 2011

I’m never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don’t do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don’t even do that any more. ~ Dorothy Parker.
I’m off to have me a glass of Merlot. Cheers Nancy!

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

I’m with Dorothy . . . I’m off to see the Wizard.
Enjoy your wine. 😀

flyinggma - June 9, 2011

Another Dorothy Parker fan?? I loved those books.

3. kateshrewsday - June 8, 2011

Ain’t that the truth!

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

‘Tis, indeed. 😎

4. Tilly Bud - June 8, 2011

Lovely haiku and great pictures. I love that zebra!

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

Zebras are my favorite . . . but his metal sculptures are all fantastic:


5. Samyak - June 8, 2011

My fav:
Content to just be
Revel in simplicity
Let your life unfold

great post!

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

Thanks, Samyak.

Life is easier when we allow the path to unfold before us.

6. SuziCate - June 8, 2011

Yes, now is all we have. Love the simplicity and truth of this.

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

We grow in happiness and peace of mind when we remind ourselves to embrace the here and now with both hands.

7. carldagostino - June 8, 2011

Yeah, but tomorrow I have to…..and Saturday there’s the ….and ….. Then the 2 …. and the tires and new glasses and I can’t forget about….. or the….. or things will be a mess. And In August…..

nrhatch - June 8, 2011


Consider Mahatma Gandhi, a rather busy fellow who was trying to drive a colonial power out of his homeland and keep Hindus and Muslims from slaughtering one another.

At the start of one especially busy day, Gandhi said, “I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.”


8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - June 8, 2011

Sounds simplistic to say as a comment – especially from wordy me, but here goes:


nrhatch - June 8, 2011

Thanks, Paula. Sometimes “less” is “more.” 😀

9. eof737 - June 9, 2011

I love the accompanying paintings and picture… are they your work? The last one is particularly interesting… What’s the story on that one? 🙂

nrhatch - June 9, 2011

The first painting is by Jan Philpot:

The second is from the Fish Market (a shop on the island):

The metal sculptures:

The last is a silk scarf:

10. flyinggma - June 9, 2011

I love the painting with the fence. Great zebra and thoughts.

nrhatch - June 9, 2011

Thanks, Jeanne.

The fence painting is by Will Corr:

The metal sculpture is by Prescott Studios. We took the photo at an art show in Sarasota:

11. Bunny Baxter - June 9, 2011

Now is all we have and all we need is now! I love the Zebra sculpture!

nrhatch - June 9, 2011

Prescott Studios has amazing Wind Sculptures that sway in the breeze, nodding knowingly:


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