The Sweetness of Doing Nothing


I have been lucky enough to have visited some of the exotic places both within the country and abroad but when I rewind and think about the moments that I truly enjoyed and would stay with me forever, I realize it wasn’t the moment I proudly stood at the top of the pulpit rock in Norway or when I walked on one of the largest salt deserts in the world in Kutch or when I went Flamingo chasing in Gujarat or when I spotted leopard on a tree in Kabini but it was the time I spent on an easy chair in the backyard of a river resort sipping my tea while watching the gentle river shimmering in golden light of the sunset, it was the time I spent on a rocky mountain summit feeling the wind swirling around me, it was the time I strolled aimlessly around a small port with a beer bottle in my hand…those were my Dolce far Niente moments – the time I spent doing nothing.

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We often measure the success of our day by how much we got done and what we accomplished. What if you did nothing?

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About Joshi Mukard (81 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

2 Comments on The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

  1. That moment of silence where u actually connect with the nature is simply explainable moment.. thrills me every time I find myself in those moments.. lovely it is..

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