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A Little Rest Goes a Long Way

Last updated on July 17, 2020

Nature knows how to rest.

One Simple Insight This Week

I don’t have anything to say this week except this: rest is as important as The Work.

I planned a week off last week to go into some deeper work. But I found out very quickly that what my body and mind needed was not more work, but rest. 

So reluctantly, I gave it to myself. Instead of doing The Work all week the way I thought I would, I slept and did more hours of my deeply restful Transcendental Meditation. 

It was just what I needed. Even The Work cannot go very far if the mind is exhausted. There is a time for making subtle discoveries with The Work, and there is a time for just doing nothing. This was my time to do nothing at all, and I feel much better.

Have a great week

About the author

Todd Smith has been doing The Work of Byron Katie on an almost daily basis since 2007. He is just as excited about this simple process of self-inquiry today as he was when he first came across it. He also enjoys writing about The Work, and training others in the subtleties of this meditative process. Join Todd for The Work 101 online course, private sessions, virtual retreats, and his ongoing Inquiry Circle group.

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