The Lost Art of True Rest – Zen Habits (Leo Babauta)

Young disabled man with artificial prosthetic hand ok gesture mudra meditate on city street outdoor
OK, calling this a “lost art” is a bit of hyperbole, because there are some people who actually rest these days. But I don’t believe most people do it anymore. I could rail about the age of distraction (I’ve done that before), and social media and devices. Yada yada, you’ve hezard it from me and many others. But whatever the reason is, we rarely rest anymore. Think about it: when you get a break, what do you normally do? Go on your phone or computer? Check messages or social media or your favorite websites? Watch video online? That’s how most people spend their breaks — myself included. I’m part of this...

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