Blog Posts - Doing Nothing



The value of boredom…

Feeling bored? It could be more beneficial than you may believe. (1) If you are one of those people who …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Dec 7, 2016

Doing nothing. Up in the clouds. [Being vs. Living]

A man who wrote a magazine about doing nothing. A man who actually stopped working in order to do nothing. …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Oct 8, 2016

It’s Okay to Do Nothing for God

Sometimes, doing nothing is what God wants us to do. It’s a difficult concept, this doing nothing, conditioned as we are through multiple weekly church inculcations to see works as a means of expressing our faith: we attend services and …...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 14, 2016

It’s Okay to Do Nothing for God

Sometimes, doing nothing is what God wants us to do. It’s a difficult concept, this doing nothing, conditioned as we are through multiple weekly church inculcations to see works as a means of expressing our faith: we attend services and …...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 14, 2016

Human Condition: Irrevocable damage. Homo Ergaliomaniacus.

New research gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Dec 11, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Brain. Signals. Essence?

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-02-15]: A new drug boosts the brain's signal transmission speed 1,000 times. [1] But is this what we need? Is this what we lack? Analyze the world and you will lose it's essence. Increase thought and you will los...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Feb 15, 2015

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by Funny Pictures on Dec 13, 2014

Saving time, heart attacks, doing nothing…

Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on May 8, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Frappe. The Ultimate priority!

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-11-23]: Dying after working for 3 days straight. [1] What are your priorities? Look at the sparrows. Chill. Drink a frappe. Don't do anything. And you will realize that then is when you have done the most...(c) P...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Nov 23, 2013

SMART Photos By Thom 11/5/13

Kathy took this photo last weekend of me sitting in the hot tub overlooking a view of Joshua Tree National Park.  I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 60th birthday than by simply being grateful for the … Continue reading ...
by SMART Living 365 on Nov 5, 2013

The Zen of Doing Nothing

I had big hopes for today. I’d arranged things so that I’d have all day to myself, no chores or appointments, responsibilities or obligations. Today was going to be my day to write. Normally I fit in writing where I can, two hours here, h...
by Happywitchie on Jan 6, 2013

The Zen of Doing Nothing

I had big hopes for today. I’d arranged things so that I’d have all day to myself, no chores or appointments, responsibilities or obligations. Today was going to be my day to write. Normally I fit in writing where I can, two hours here, h...
by Happywitchie on Jan 6, 2013

No One to Do Nothing With

When my life mate/soul mate/best friend died two and a half years ago, people often compared my loss to the death of a pet or an aged grandparent or a sibling (all the while snug in the comfort of their own marriages). Some people compared my loss...
by Bertram's Blog on Oct 2, 2012

Grey Heron Antics in the Mangroves of Okinawa (Photo Essay)

This series of photos was taken Nov 23, 2011 at a Wetland Center in Naha Okinawa, Japan.The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is a beautiful bird to photograph when they are landing, taking off, or in flight.  But, just watching them in the mangroves c...
by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery on Nov 25, 2011

Much Ado About the Pink Elephant in the Room

Today I will spend 15 minutes doing nothing.   Did that sentences strike fear into your heart like it did mine?   Do nothing for 15 minutes?! No way, I have too many things to do. I’m too far behind. I already have so little time for ever...
by TouchstoneZ on Oct 20, 2011

Would You Rather Watch Paint Dry??!

Tweet Have you ever been so bored out of your brain and have used the words ‘I would rather watch paint dry’??? Have you ever attempted to watch paint dry? I don’t think I have but there maybe people out there I have.  Maybe you ar...
by missyd.com: My World on Sep 15, 2011

Sleeping Felines and Why They’re So Important

It’s amazing what you can learn by sitting on the porch all afternoon, watching the cats. Like this: cats sleep a lot. What is it — 18, 19 hours a day? I can understand why lions get exhausted, what with … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Aug 11, 2011

Why Nothing is Better than Something

I’ve tried to convey this idea before but I thought it’s worth writing this again. What happens when you have free time at hand? Do you look for backlogs to clear up? Or do you start doing something so it’s easier for you later? Or just take a...
by Meditation Rocks! on Jun 16, 2010

Zazen: Easiest Meditation – The Art of Doing Nothing

Zazen is easiest meditation ever. And it is all you need to be enlightened. Discover the power of doing nothing.
by Meditation Rocks! on Feb 22, 2010

Zazen: Easiest Meditation – The Art of Doing Nothing

Zazen is easiest meditation ever. And it is all you need to be enlightened. Discover the power of doing nothing.
by Meditation Rocks! on Feb 22, 2010


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