The importance of empty days


I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room.

May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude

One thought on “The importance of empty days

  1. Growing up in a violent abusive environment, unworthiness was a constant companion.

    Through mindfulness, I could finally relax the thought that I needed to do more, overachieve just to get close to normal.

    Doing nothing was so hard for me at first, but without accepting we are perfect even when we do nothing or are vulnerable, life will not open up.

    Doing nothing and being okay with it healed me some more from C-PTSD.

    As usual Karl! you have two awesome quotes everyday with that vast reading you have done in your life. Thanks very much for sharing.


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