Saturday, 26 September 2009

the joy diet - week one - do nothing

photo courtesy of jamie ridler

for the first week in the joy diet by martha beck we were asked to 'do nothing' for fifteen minutes each day. that's right....nothing! not an easy thing to do in today's fast-paced world but, yes, i can handle that. i sure NEED it! in fact, i did get into a habit of daily meditation in november of last year but, in recent months, i had let it lapse. now, it has jumped right back into my lap again. i have meditated each morning for the past week and found it to be a very satisfying and meaningful experience. i hope to make it a permanent habit as i truly believe there are many benefits to meditating each day. care to join me?

pop on over to this link if you are interested in reading what other joy dieters had to say about doing nothing.

love, light and peace

19 comments:

  1. I could SOOOOO do this! haha
    Have a great weekend Serena!!
    Darla♥

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  2. I'm glad you found the 15 minutes easy and refreshing and something you are going to make a regular habit of doing. Having done some regular meditating in the past you were able to draw on that and refresh yourself. Starting the Joy Diet was something you were called to in order to return to that practice.

    Looking forward to exploring all about truth with you this week.

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  3. So true, Serena! We need it. I know I do. Although my first steps are baby ones, I find that more than anything, I need the nothingness. It's soothing :)

    I'm so happy we're on this journey together again! :)

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  4. Hello serena,
    You have a lovely blog!
    I also have been interested in meditation for a long time, I really got into it a few months ago and found it very beneficial, but then life kind of gets in the way and you stop doing it, I feel my mind resists doing it, it prefers to do art or potter about! But having to do it again has been good so far, I felt 15mins wasn't long enough for me though, needed extra time to unravel! Angie:)

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  5. Unfortunately I'm too good at doing nothing. I need to be better at doing something.

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  6. Lovely to find you here at tnc.
    Peaceful mediataions to you.
    Namaste

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  7. I always read positive things from those that have managed to do nothing. So, it gives me inspiration to keep trying! Thanks

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  8. That is great that you found your way back to meditating, I have always had difficulty with meditating but I am slowly giving it a go. Thanks for sharing and your artwork it beautiful.

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  9. I need to find time to do nothing but its getting harder and harder to do with college :/

    glad you got to start meditating again :)

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  10. I'm enjoying the Joy Diet journey too.

    I must say that I love your photo of the book in the fridge!

    *giggle*

    Maree xxx

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  11. You go girl! It sure sounds like things have been falling into place for you lately. Awesome! So happy for you. I hope the dust storm has died down, too, and you can breathe better now. :):)

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  12. I admire you for keeping up with these books.
    I have to get moving - had some crap to deal with but I'm back now!!!
    I love your post, and still have to buy my copy of The Joy Diet.
    I'll catch up.

    luv ya!!

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  13. i agree, nothing is essential to finding joy. now, onto the truth ;)

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  14. I am a firm believer of doing nothing for a period of time each day. Since I walk each morning, I use that as my meditating time. I guess you could say that I'm not actually doing 'nothing' since I am walking, but it works well for me.

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  15. HI Serena, stopping by to say hello. I've been missing in blog world quite a bit lately. I'll be back later to catch up. I did hear about your dust storm, wow that must have been something.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by Serena! I appreciate and love your comments!
    Darla♥

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  17. I just love how we just happen to rediscover something that we truly need... here's to experiencing more joy!

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  18. Thank you all for your supportive comments. :)

    Beautiful Witch - I can't take credit for the Joy Diet book in the fridge....I used the one Jamie put up on her blog ~ :)

    Tamerie - Your daily walking is definitely a form of meditation if it puts you 'in the zone'. I do that while I'm painting also. :)

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  19. I just stumbled across the new book, & decided to join in again - have mine on order (should be here by friday!)
    Just got some Moldevite, (crystal) which is said to highten dreams & help attune to the Universal Oneness - & dreamed of meditating! tee hee :)
    Moving helps my mind slow down, so I find combining some slow movement with sitting helpful for me :)

    Blessings

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