|Dolce far niente at Grado: a seaside Italian town
I’ve been away from this space for a while, traveling, recuperating, coping.
But mostly, meditating.
Practicing being in the moment, trying to experience the fullness, and the sweetness of doing nothing ( Il dolce far niente, a very Italian pastime) even as I absorb myself in writing, or cooking, or gardening. Cleaning, even.
The Internet has seemed like a faraway space in the last few weeks. Only now that I’m back home, I’m beginning to spend some time online.
What have you been up to, in my absence? Busy, relaxed, overwhelmed, happy, upset?
Have you tried practicing il dolce far niente in your mind–a sort of emptying, of watching thoughts till they all disappear, leaving only a lazy stillness behind?