No news is……

I can’t really say there is no news but, to be more accurate nothing that catches my interest.

My last post was about less thinking and more about doing. And then a blogging buddy, Basia left a comment saying, ‘sometimes it is perfectly okay to sit and do nothing.’

And I thought, ‘YES!’ No, not like that, more of a quiet ‘yes’.

Every now and then I do a bit of meditating, usually choosing something from YouTube, and I slow down. Less doing. Less thinking.

Doing nothing can be restorative.

I did check out the local paper for news ideas.

So there were things to discuss. Just not today.

We have about a month left of summer, but Autumn is in the air and that is traditionally a time for this Canadian to begin a slow-down. A grounding as it were. And it feels good.

So from North of 43, I bid you all a bit of grounding.

Chris G August 25th ‘22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

19 thoughts on “No news is……”

    1. I suspect our quality of life was better in the days when we did not have instant access to NEWS and the horrors world wide


  1. Thank you for the mention. It all comes from when I was teaching children with learning difficulties but it applies to everyone. Sometimes you need to take stock and absorb, albeit subconsciously. I had a boy who refused to take part in any classroom activities for almost a year. I had to defend his behaviour a lot because everyone thought he should be DOing something. He was. Just watching. Quietly. The next school year he and I were vindicated. He was ready to have a go. To let the learning begin. I remember explaining to him that he had already come a long way. Sitting still should never be misjudged. It’s one of the reasons I don’t mind standing in queues or sitting in traffic jams. There’s nothing you can do about it. So enjoy the scenery.

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    1. I love that story Basia. It reminds me of my son when he first started high school. Very shy. In music class the students had to play a piece to pass. He was paralyzed so later she took him aside and told him that from now on he could do his tests just in front of her rather than the whole class. And when he was ready to play in front of everyone he should just tell her. And he played a solo at his graduation. That dear woman died from cancer a couple of years later but the memory of her kindness lives on.

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  2. I am fine with sitting and just reading. Maybe too fine with it. I am trying to get a bit more exercise…it is a struggle. I have started trying to meditate. A real beginner so it is a bit of a struggle to calm my mind.

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