Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
There’s a good reason why this silly old bear inspired the book The Tao of Pooh. Although he might seem like an absent-minded creature, Pooh’s insights about life, love, and existence are really quite profound. Far from being empty-headed, Pooh bear recognizes how important it is to live in the present moment, and to not allow the bothersome minutiae of daily life to disrupt his inner peace.
Whatever Pooh is doing, he totally engrosses himself in it; all that matters in the world is what he’s doing in that particular moment. If he’s cramming fistfuls of honey into his maw, all he’s doing is eating. If he’s gazing into the river waiting to see if his stick is the first to make it to the other side from beneath a bridge, then that’s what he’s doing in that particular moment. Past is passed, future hasn’t happened yet; ALL that exists is that heartbeat, that breath… and in that specific moment, Pooh bear is content. What a great example to live by.
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